February 22, 2013
When four Canadian police officers came upon a surrendered suspect lying on the ground with his arms and legs spread in a moment of total submission, they did what any “law enforcement” officer in their position would do: beat the man senseless, then lie about it on their police report.
Four police officers from Trois-Rivières have been suspended with pay over possible misconduct, CBC Radio-Canada has learned.
The suspensions follows an incident during their arrest of an individual suspected of robbery last week.
The officers had been called to a suspected robbery at a pharmacy in the Normanville district of Trois-Rivières early Friday morning.
The four officers then chased a suspect to an area near the Trois-Rivières CÉGEP.
It was what happened during the arrest that has brought the officers’ conduct into question.
Trois-Rivières city spokesman, Yvan Toutant, would not confirm what the police are suspected of doing.
He said police officials received information about the arrest which is not consistent with the police report.