facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Two cops charged with assault

Oct. 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM   |   Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Canadian authorities have filed assault charges against two police officers for using a stun gun on a 73-year-old man arrested under the mental health act.

The incident occurred in April when police in Vancouver responded to a call of a man with a knife at a home, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday.

The man was taken to a local hospital where a mountie stunned him once with a Taser, causing facial injuries, police said.

The mountie, identified as Mitchell Speares of Surrey, British Columbia, and Ken Jensen, a Metro transit police officer, are both charged in the incident.

Authorities said Speares and Jensen both have been suspended with pay.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses
2
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
5
Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback