Man arrested in Saskatoon resurfaces after controversial video shown

A special meeting of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners will be held Thursday to talk about a controversial video showing officers punching a 27-year-old while taking him into custody.

The family of Evan Penner had been concerned about his whereabouts as he had not been seen since being released, but the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations issued a release this morning saying he has been found and that he is safe.

The release states Penner will speak about his ordeal alongside FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron later this week and that he is healing after what happened.

The seven-minute video of Penner’s arrest shows an officer striking him several times while he struggles and cries out. He was also tasered.

Saskatoon police have said they responded to two prior calls about Penner before he was arrested and that he allegedly tried to bite the arresting officer and steal his Taser before the video was shot.

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