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RCMP investigate arrest of seniors at Coquitlam hotel

Video posted on YouTube appears to show an officer dragging a man down a staircase


 

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VANCOUVER — RCMP are looking into how Mounties handled an arrest of two seniors at a Vancouver-area hotel that was captured on a video that is circulating online.

The video posted on YouTube appears to show an officer dragging a man down a staircase while another officer arrests a woman, who appears to fall at one point.

A statement from RCMP Superintendent Sean Maloney confirms that police were called to a Best Western in the Vancouver suburb of Coquitlam on Wednesday evening.

Police said they received a report that fighting had broken out at a tennants meeting.

The meeting was stopped, but Maloney says witnesses said an elderly couple refused to leave.

Maloney says the couple was arrested and police will be forwarding a report to Crown Counsel about criminal charges.

Maloney says although no formal complaint has been made to the detachment about the arrest or the video, he decided to launch a review into the actions of the officers involved.


 
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RCMP investigate arrest of seniors at Coquitlam hotel

  1. Not a very eloquent means of arrest, but being old is not a get out of jail free card, and these two deserved the treatment they received.
    Resisting arrest charges should be pursued.

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