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West Kelowna RCMP officer injured after allegedly being kicked into parked vehicle

July 28, 2020 - 10:55 AM

A Central Okanagan police officer was injured last week after arresting a man in Peachland.

On July 25, shortly before 4 p.m., a West Kelowna RCMP officer was dealing with an investigation on Peachland's Beach Avenue when an irate man approached his police vehicle, according to the RCMP in a news release. The man was not related to the investigation but allegedly began shouting and yelling at the officer.

A second police officer attempted to speak with the man who continued to act in a disruptive manner, according to the news release. The man was subsequently placed under arrest which he resisted and allegedly kicked at the officers, hitting one and knocking her into a parked vehicle, according to the news release.

The police officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the alleged assault, according to the news release.

“This sort of behaviour towards our officers is completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated,” says Staff Sgt. Duncan Dixon, commander of the West Kelowna RCMP, in the press release.

The 29-year-old Peachland man has been released from custody on conditions for a future court date and the incident has been referred to the B.C. Prosecution Service for review and charge assessment.

Anyone who witnessed this incident and hasn’t yet spoken to police is encouraged to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. The RCMP would also like to speak to the owner of the vehicle that was damaged when the officer hit it.

No further information will be released at this time.

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