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Three Prince George RCMP officers charged with assault

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June 08, 2020 - 2:39 PM

A February, 2016 arrest in a Prince George residential neighbourhood has resulted in the three arresting officers being charged with assault.

The arrest was investigated by the Independent Investigations Office in 2018. It sent its report to Crown Counsel in June 2018.

Const. Joshua Grafton was charged with assault, assault with a weapon and obstruction of justice today, June 8 in Prince George.

Consts. Wayne Connell and Kyle Sharpe were both charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Their first appearance in court is scheduled for Aug. 12.

No details of the assault were released in the press release from the B.C. Prosecution Service but an article in the Prince George Citizen newspaper provides some details of the Feb. 18, 2016 assault.

Undercover police officers pulled over an allegedly stolen pickup truck at 6:30 a.m. A dog was used to pull one man out of the truck where a video showed him being elbowed in the head.

The other man was arrested when he got out the other side of the truck.

“His arrest was largely out of the camera’s view but it appeared one of the officers had stomped him,” the news story said.

See the full Prince George Citizen story here.

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