Canadian documentary shows disturbing altercation between police and bar patrons

Nov 7 2020, 3:11 am

A CBC documentary shows disturbing footage of how Calgary Police Service officers treated a young woman and a young man while trying to remove them from a local bar.

The video shown in Above the Law, a film about police brutality in Calgary, shows an officer inside Fire N Ice grab a young woman by the arm while her friends yell at him not to touch her.

The officer pull the young woman across a table, and when her friend tries to intervene the officer grabs him and punches him multiple times in the head. The video also shows his shirt being ripped off.

According to Above the Law, officers went to the young woman’s house the following day to issue her a ticket for disorderly conduct. Officers also apparently went to the man’s home and charged him with assaulting the officer.

Calgary Police say they asked the young woman for her ID, and when she did not present it they tried to remove her from the bar. They said the situation escalated after the young woman refused to leave peacefully.

They also allege the young man punched the officer first, which is apparently captured on the officer’s body camera but not shown in the video shared by Above the Law. CPS says the video has been submitted as evidence in the ongoing court case.


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