Quebec City police investigating two more violent arrests caught on video

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Quebec City police are investigating two more violent arrests that have been caught on video.

The new investigation is in addition to internal probes involving two separate violent arrests that occurred last weekend in the provincial capital and that were also recorded and circulated on social media.

Police Chief Denis Turcotte told reporters today that the department is investigating after a video from Oct. 16 surfaced appearing to show a police officer shoving a man into a wall before the man falls to the ground and is handcuffed.

Turcotte says the department is also investigating an incident caught on video in which a police officer is heard swearing at a man and threatening to pepper spray him before shoving him.

Earlier this week, officials said the province's police ethics commissioner opened independent investigations into two separate, violent arrests that occurred last weekend — one of which involved Black youth and led to the suspension of five officers.

Turcotte says one of the suspended officers is involved in at least three of the four incidents under investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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