Abbotsford Police Officer Under Criminal Investigation for Use of Force During Arrest – BC | The Canadian News

A member of the Abbotsford Police Department is under criminal investigation following a recent arrest that put someone in the hospital.

The officer faces a criminal investigation following an incident of use of force that occurred during an arrest on Nov. 21, the department confirmed.

“This incident involved forcible use by police of a member of the public who required transportation to a hospital for his injuries,” the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner (OPCC) confirmed in an email.

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The investigation of what happened is in charge of members of the Vancouver Police Department.

In addition, the OPCC will carry out a Police Law investigation into what happened.

Abbotsford police told Global News that the officer is now in administrative duties, awaiting the outcome of the two investigations.

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