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RCMP settles out of court with UBCO student following violent wellness check

RCMP Const. Lacey Browning is being sued by UBCO Mona Wang.
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June 04, 2021 - 3:09 PM

A UBC Okanagan student who was suing the RCMP after she was dragged by a police officer through her apartment complex during a wellness check says the national police force has settled out of court.

Mona Wang gained national attention last year after a video surfaced showing Kelowna RCMP Const. Lacey Browning dragging her and treating her roughly during a wellness check.

Browning went to check on Wang’s condition when the RCMP received a phone call from her boyfriend who was concerned about her.

The incident happened March 20, 2020 and Wang’s suit was originally filed March 26, 2020.

The RCMP launched a criminal investigation into the matter and previously said Browning has been placed on desk duty. The investigation is currently in the hands of the B.C. Prosecution Service for consideration of charges.

“The RCMP has settled with me. The settlement was a compromise, which means no one got exactly what they wanted. I settled to move on with my life. Despite this, I expect the justice system to do what is right by taking steps to ensure that Lacey Browning is not allowed to continue acting as an RCMP member,” Wang said in a statement.

“I am grateful that there are lawyers out there that will listen, and I will watch and see if I will get complete justice by Lacey Browning being convicted for the inhumane assault that I suffered.”

Wang asks that people treat each other with kindness and encourages others to reach out if you need help. 

The Kelowna RCMP and B.C. Prosecution Service did not immediately reply to a request for comment.


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