Mounties won't be charged after man who 'trashed' B.C. unit suffers broken hip

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VICTORIA - The Criminal Justice Branch says three RCMP officers will not be charged after a suspect in Surrey, B.C., suffered a broken hip.

The branch says police were called to a basement suite in on Feb. 28, 2015, after reports that a tenant was "trashing" the unit.

A statement from the branch says Mounties found an apparently intoxicated man who was naked, bleeding and swearing in a room littered with broken glass and furniture.

The branch says the man initially complied with police and agreed to leave the residence, but then began pushing the officers who had to take him to the ground so he could be restrained.

The statement says suspect's nose and forehead were cut after his head hit the ground, but an injury to his right hip wasn't immediately obvious though it was later determined that he needed surgery.

Potential charges of assault were considered, but the branch says the available evidence does not meet the standards to approve any charges.


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