Senegal has alleged police brutality against one of its diplomats working at its embassy in Ottawa, but Gatineau police said Tuesday while helping bailiffs carry out orders at the diplomat’s home. Police say they were assaulted.
In a statement posted on the embassy’s Facebook page on Friday, Senegal said its female diplomat was subjected to “humiliating physical and moral violence” by Canadian police.
Senegal did not identify the police in its statement, but called it a “racist and barbaric” act by the police and called for an investigation. the country claimed.
Gatineau police released that version of the case on Friday night.
Police said they received a call requesting the police to assist the bailiffs and patrol officers arrived at 1:30 pm.
Police did not disclose the purpose of the bailiff’s orders, nor did they specify the location.
“Faced with aggressive individuals who refused to cooperate, police stepped in to explain the process and ensure everything went smoothly,” the police said.
“During the intervention, a female police officer was punched in the face and injured,” police said. “The police then decided to arrest the person in order to end the crime for the safety of those present.”
The man resisted arrest and bit the second mate, police said.
“The person was then knocked to the ground to subdue it,” police said.
Police said the man was detained in a patrol car and was never injured.
Shortly after 3:00 p.m. that same day, paramedics called for help[to Gatineau police]when the person and about 10 other people were present,” police said.
Police said they sent files to the state’s chief of detectives and criminal prosecution for consideration of charges of assaulting officers and obstructing police. Police said they had discussed the incident with the Quebec Ministry of Public Security.
The Police Professional Standards Division also reached out to the Director of the Criminal and Criminal Prosecutions Division for his opinion on whether a criminal investigation into police actions is warranted.
Senegal alleges police brutality against diplomats, Gatineau police say officer beaten
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