Montreal police look into video of Black man being pushed by officer

In the video circulating on social media, the man is seen stumbling before he trips and falls into a cement block.

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The Montreal police say they are looking into a video posted on social media that appears to show one of its officers pushing a Black man into a concrete block.

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“The Montreal police are aware of a video circulating on social media relating to a police intervention,” the police force stated on Twitter. “In order to shed light on the situation, the video is currently being analyzed to find out the detailed circumstances surrounding the event.”

Later on Friday, the police force tweeted that it will conduct “an investigation into this event. It will be entrusted to the “Integrity and Professional Standards Department.”

The video recorded two Montreal police officers interacting with two people in an alley, reported to be in Chinatown. While one person appears to be sleeping near garbage, another man is pushed by a police officer. The man is seen in the video stumbling before he trips and falls into a concrete block. The same police officer picks up the man and shoves him a second time as a vehicle passes close by him.

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