Four police officers suspended in suspected assault
Four Trois-Rivières police officers have been suspended with pay pending an investigation to the beating of a robbery suspect caught on video.
The four officers were the first to arrive at the scene of a pharmacy robbery February 2nd.
A video camera mounted outside the building captured the scene as the suspect lay on the ground, hands spread wide as the officers moved in to make the arrest.
As he lay prone the four officers proceeded to kick and punch the man repeatedly about the head and crotch.
At the start of his trial yesterday 19-year old Alexis Vadeboncoeur testified that he suffered a broken tooth and still has bruises from the beating more than two weeks later.