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Williams Lake Constable Charged with Assault

By 250 News

Friday, March 09, 2012 04:00 AM

Williams Lake, B.C.- A  charge of assault has been approved agianst Wiliams Lake RCMP Constable Yung.

The charge stems from an incident  in  September of last year in which a young woman  alleged she had been beaten  by a constable after being arrested  in connection with a possible assault.  She  says  she was punched  several times as she was in the back seat of the police cruiser.

Initially the 17 year old who was arrested, was charged with assaulting a police officer, that charge has since been dropped.

The Abbotsford Police  Department conducted the investigation into the alleged assault of the  young woman, and recommended a charge be laid.

The RCMP has also ordered an internal Code of Conduct investigation which will include a thorough review of the Report submitted by the Abbotsford Police.

Once the RCMP learned that the Abbotsford Police were recommending charges, the involved RCMP Officer was immediately removed from operations and placed on non-operational duties.

The court date for the officer has not yet been determined.


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