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A former Vancouver Police officer has been handed a five-day suspension for how he treated a man in jail.
An internal investigation found that Special Constable Thomas Driscoll abused his authority.
A man who has been arrested drunk at a bar wasn't obeying instructions while in a jail cell one night in 2010.
He and driscoll got into a scuffle, and the officer struck his arm with a handcuff key, causing small puncture wounds.
The internal probe gave him a written reprimand and more training.
But BC's Police Complaint Commissioner has now ordered Driscroll be suspended for five days without pay.
It doesn't matter much, seeing as Driscoll is no longer with the VPD, but the commissioner says the original punishment would have suggested it tolerated such assaults.