Sask. RCMP investigate altercation captured on viral video

By Nigel Maxwell
March 1, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: March 1, 2018 - 11:27am

A video showing an RCMP officer pushing a woman to the ground has been viewed over 35,000 thousand times on Facebook.

The video, posted Tuesday afternoon, was taken during an incident in Pelican Narrows, though it contained no information on when the incident occurred.

Warning: The video contains strong language.

The video appears to show an altercation between RCMP and a small group of women who were walking down the street. Early in the video, one of the officers can be heard saying, "Wanna get shot? ... F**k off."

When the officers attempted to drive away, a woman swung a hockey stick at the RCMP truck. The officers pulled over and demanded the woman hand over the hockey stick. When she resisted, the officer appeared to push her to the ground. The two officers then drove away, and the group of women could be heard swearing at them.

paNOW has reached out to RCMP for comment. Staff Sgt. Rob Embree said the matter is being investigated.

The woman who posted the video has not responded to requests for comment.

 

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