A 15-year-member of the Regina Police Service has been charged with common assault related to an incident last December.
Corporal Colin McGee was making an arrest after a possible car break in when the incident allegedly took place on the 1100 block of Lindsay Street on December 7th.
McGee will make his first court appearance in August, until then Chief Evan Bray said it’s to early to determine what, if any consequences McGee may face.
Bray told reporters a Police Act investigation is also in progress and would need to be combined with the outcome of the criminal investigation before any possible consequences could be handed out.
“In fairness we’re going to have to wait until the entire event is done, look at what happened in court with the criminal charge of assault as well as look at what happened at the conclusion of the Police Act, we work with the Public Complaints Commission and we come up with a determination as to what the best outcome is,” Bray said.
The alleged victim is a 25-year-old man, who was also present when Chief Bray spoke to the media on Wednesday.
The man claimed his head was forced into the ground excessively, and said when he asked for a supervisor McGee apparently told him he was the supervisor.
Chief Bray, who said he is not taking the matter lightly, did want to point out that out of the 10,000 or so arrests last year, only 174 required the officer or officers to use force.
(Files from Christina Cherneskey)