Thursday, October 22, 2009

Investigation launched over YouTube video showing B.C. cops stomping suspects

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say they are investigating after a video was posted on YouTube showing two officers stomping two suspects on the ground.

The incident happened Oct. 9 during a police takedown of three drug trafficking suspects.

It shows one officer stomping on the head of one suspect and kicking him in the side while another officer steps on the suspect's leg.

The officers are still on duty but Abbotsford police spokesman Const. Ian MacDonald says an investigation is under way that includes the office of the B.C. Police Complaints Commissioner.

Two of the suspects were charged with drug trafficking.

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