A Regina police officer convicted of assaulting a homeless man has been told by the Supreme Court of Canada they will not hear his case.
Robert Power had gone to Canada’s highest court to appeal his conviction, but it was turned down this morning.
The charge came after a 2012 incident where he was captured on video kicking a man in the stomach outside a building.
Power had said he was acting in self-defence stating it was his thought the victim was going to attack him, but a judge said he had used excessive force.
Regina police say the decision by the Supreme Court does not change Power’s employment status with them and he continues to work in the department in street crime investigations.
Power had originally been dismissed, but was re-instated after a hearing on the matter.