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RCMP officer charged with assault following 2021 arrest in Campbellton, N.B.

July 7, 2022  By The Canadian Press

July 6, 2022, Campbellton, N.B. – A New Brunswick RCMP officer has been charged with assault in connection with an arrest in July 2021 in the City of Campbellton.

Video of the arrest appears to show an officer repeatedly striking a suspect in the head and upper body while another officer holds the suspect’s legs.

Quebec’s police watchdog, known as the Bureau des enquetes independantes, investigated and concluded there were reasonable grounds for criminal charges against officer Pierrick Caron.

Caron was charged with assault on June 30, and he is due to appear in Campbellton provincial court on July 25.

The Justice Department says it is providing no further details on the case because the matter is before the courts.

The 30-year-old suspect refused medical treatment following the arrest and was taken into custody.

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