The Halton Regional Police Service says it has suspended one in every of its officers in reference to a video circulating on-line Saturday that seems to indicate an officer pushing and hitting a youth.
“The therapy of the youth by the officer doesn’t match the requirements of the Halton Police beneath any circumstances,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton mentioned in a tweet on Saturday.
“I deplore the unprofessional and undisciplined behaviour displayed within the video. I am glad the Chief has suspended the officer and begun an investigation.”
The video surfaced on-line via the favored Toronto-centric Instagram account “6ixbuzztv” on Saturday, though it’s unclear who initially shot the video.
CBC Toronto has not been involved with the civilian seen within the video.
In an announcement issued Saturday, Halton Police acknowledged the video, which depicts “an altercation between our officers and a person of Oakville,” which is about 40 kilometres southwest of Toronto.
“We acknowledge this video raises various questions,” the assertion reads.
In an e-mail to CBC Toronto Saturday night, Halton Police spokesperson Jennifer Hartman confirmed that they suspended an officer within the video, and mentioned there there was no timeline for after they will likely be issuing a additional replace.