Vancouver’s top cop is speaking out in defence of an officer accused of using excessive force to arrest a suspected drug dealer.
Chief Jim Chu has issued a statement praising the unidentified VPD member for doing his job.
Video of a car window getting smashed after the suspect refused to step out of the vehicle was recently posted online.
Chu says the officer ‘acted proactively’ and the video shows the driver was ‘evasive and lying about not having drugs in the car.’
The tape ends with the officer smashing the window and the unidentified suspect being told he’s under arrest.
He’s since been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.