A black family in Brossard is accusing Longueuil police of racial profiling and abusive behavior.
Nineteen-year-old Nathan Picard and his 17-year-old step-brother Tyrell Jacobs say Longueuil police stopped them, grabbing them and asking for ID as they were crossing in the middle of the street heading home at 1:00am.
Picard says he got hit in the back for asking what was going on.
"I said that's assault, what did I do, what did I do wrong. You shouldn't be hitting me and then he grabbed me and flipped me and threw me onto the ground," he said.
The boys were ticketed for jaywalking and obstruction of justice.
Their mother, Dominique Jacobs, says the abuse continued when police brought the boys home, barging into the house, looking around with a flashlight and using offensive language.
She says her boys were targetted because they were black kids sporting a hoodie, a cap and a backpack.
"I feel that what was done was unacceptable and I feel that they should be held accountable and I would like racial profiling to stop."