Category: Canada Published on Friday, 10 May 2013 13:28 Written by Sam Dixon
A video spread online on the internet showing four police officers kicking and punching a robbery suspect, who was allegedly surrendering, has resulted into criminal charges and proceedings against the officers. The officers, from Trois-Rivières, Que. have been suspended with pay as the video made its way on social media and news headlines.
The incident was recorded by a surveillance camera located at a nearby college, showing 19-year-old Alexis Vadeboncoeur putting away a gun and lying face down in the snow, while outstretching his arms on his back, when four Trois-Rivières municipal police officers approached him. Concernedly, the video shows Vadeboncoeur being kicked and punched by officers while he lies on the ground, apparently not making any threatening movements. It was revealed that the officers were chasing Vadeboncoeur after he was allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a nearby pharmacy.