An Alberta provincial court judge said the only thing RCMP Const. Brendon Plamondon is guilty of is “not using enough force” when he arrested a 15-year-old girl.

Judge Ferne LeReverend acquitted Plamondon of assault.

The incident that led to the criminal charge occurred on a Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. in April 2014. RCMP received a report that a group of young people was setting fires on a residential street in Fort Saskatchewan.

Plamondon was just a few minutes away and responded to the call.

He drove onto the street and saw three girls standing around the glowing embers of a fire.

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