Charges will not be laid against a Vancouver Island Mountie in connection with an incident in November of 2012, during which a man suffered a significant facial injury while being arrested.
On the day of the arrest, Oceanside RCMP responded to a complaint of loud music in the area of Errington.
When the officer arrived he found a drunk resident of the home.
That man claims the Mountie punched him in the nose, and arrested him after he refused to produce identification.
Crown says charges are not being recommended because the testimony of the officer and three witnesses was inconsistent.
The matter was investigated by the Independent Investigations Office