Two Delta police officers accused of using excessive force against a suspected criminal in September of 2011 have been cleared of any wrongdoing.
An adjudicator appointed by BC’s Police Complaint Commissioner has determined Constables Aaron McRae and Aaron Hill acted within reason when dealing with Edward Pecaskie during a confrontation in Surrey.
He (Alan E Filmer) says much of the evidence provided by the complainant ‘must be considered with a degree of skepticism’ because the injury he suffered was ‘minimal,’ and he admitted he rarely wore a helmet while riding his bike.
Pecaskie was also caught carrying a large screw driver and a can of prohibited bear spray.
It’s also been determined Hill and McRae did not intentionally hurt him when he hit his head on the ground during his arrest.