Halton police officer suspended with pay after video seems to point out man being shoved to the bottom

Bryann Aguilar, CP24.com

Revealed Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:52PM EDT

Final Up to date Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:35PM EDT

A Halton police officer has been suspended after a video appeared to point out an officer pushing a person to the bottom throughout an “altercation” in Oakville.

The video, which circulated on social media on Saturday, confirmed a police officer showing to shove a person a number of occasions.

At one level within the video, the person falls to the bottom after being pushed by police.

Three different officers are additionally seen within the video watching the incident occur.

In an announcement on Sunday, Halton police Chief Stephen Tanner stated the officer who made direct bodily contact with the person was suspended with pay.

“That may be a choice that I’m answerable for as your Chief of Police,” Tanner stated.

“I’m extraordinarily involved with what I’ve seen on this explicit video, significantly the actions of all 4 officers who had been current on the time of the incident.”

Tanner stated police consider the incident occurred in April.

Whereas he acquired many requires the speedy firing of the officer, Tanner stated there should be a full and honest investigation into the incident.

“We all know the video exhibits actions that erode your belief in us,” Tanner stated.

“As your Chief of Police, I can guarantee you that this matter will probably be handled appropriately and as swiftly as doable, and particular person(s) disciplined accordingly.”