A Richmond lawyer is accusing Mounties of downplaying charges related to a violent police takedown.
As CKNW’s Charmaine de Silva reports, the RCMP announced the charge in a short news release posted to its website.
Constable Daryl Morrison faces one count of assault causing bodily harm over what Mounties describe as “his handling of a man” last April.
But Jason Tarnow claims that “handling” was his hand-cuffed client being thrown to the ground, unable to brace — splitting his forehead open.
Tarnow adds there wouldn’t even be charges if it wasn’t for video…because he claims reports from Morrison and the other officer present tried to conceal how his client fell.
Mounties aren’t commenting on the case further because it’s now before the courts.