An RCMP officer in Maple Ridge has been placed on desk duty in the wake of a video appearing to show him slamming a man to the ground.
The video appears to shows the officer responding to a report of a drunk man in a park.
The officer tries to hold the man in place, but he seems to slouch away, and that’s when the officer violently shoves the man down.
On Tuesday, Supt. David Fleugel, the officer in charge of the Ridge Meadows detachment, says the video “raises questions about how the situation was handled.”
He says he has ordered an internal code of conduct investigation, adding staff will look into allegations that a witness’s complaint about the man’s treatment was mishandled.