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Charges dropped in “Stop resisting!” case

Case against University of Western Ontario student gained national attention after video of his arrest went viral

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Charges have been stayed against a 22-year-old student from the University of Western Ontario whose arrest went viral on the Internet last October. In a 90-second video posted online, Irnes Zjelkovic was shown being violently detained by several campus and London police officers, who punch, knee, and hit him with batons. Officers could also be heard yelling “stop resisting” and subsequently charged Zjelkovic with mischief, resisting arrest, escaping custody and assaulting a peace officer. After the video brought them national attention, police defended their actions, saying the video failed to capture the student’s combativeness leading up to the arrest.

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