Posted February 11, 2010
The RCMP have been called in to review a case in which a surveillance video shows Winnipeg police beating and Tasering a suspect who appeared to be in the process of surrendering to officers.
At the same time, Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill has announced he is removing himself from the review of the case as one of the officers involved, Cst. Ryan Law, is his nephew.
[efoods]According to Cody More..Bousquets defence lawyer, his face was beaten when Winnipeg police arrested the young man for leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle last February.
The video, showing four officers restraining and arresting Bousquet, was released by the 19-year-old man’s lawyer as part of a plea bargain submitted Thursday to the court.
Charges against Bousquet for assault and stealing a motor vehicle were stayed after his lawyer showed a judge a copy of the tape, which was captured by surveillance cameras mounted on an auto-parts store on Notre Dame Avenue.