A video of a Coquitlam RCMP incident involving an elderly couple is making the rounds online.
The footage shows an elderly man on the floor being dragged by an officer down a set of stairs and a woman being restrained by another officer.
Coquitlam RCMP have released a statement confirming that Thursday night they were called to the Best Western on North Rd. after an annual strata meeting was called to an end due to potential fighting.
“Those in attendance were informed of the decision and allegedly an elderly couple refused to leave the scene. They were subsequently arrested and assessed by Emergency Health Services to ensure their well being.”
At this point, no formal complaint has been made against RCMP in regards to this incident, and they say “Police are continuing their investigation and will be forwarding a report to Crown Counsel for their assessment of Criminal Charges.”
Superintendent Sean Maloney with Coquitlam RCMP says a review into the actions of the officers involved has been initiated, and asks for the public’s understanding to give time for it to take place.
In a statement, the RCMp say they have requested the New Westminster Police Department to conduct an external investigation into the entire incident.