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Four Quebec Officers Face Charges for Beating Caught on Video

Four police officers caught on video kicking and punching a robbery suspect who appeared to be surrendering are now facing criminal charges.

The officers, from Trois-Rivières, Que. were suspended with pay after the video of the arrest was made public.

The clip, captured by a surveillance video at a nearby college, shows 19-year-old Alexis Vadeboncoeur putting down what appears to be a gun and lying face down in the snow, with his arms outstretched as four Trois-Rivières municipal police officers approach.

It then shows Vadeboncoeur, who doesn't appear to make any threatening movements, being kicked and punched by officers as he lies on the ground.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter rts)

Source: CBC News. Read full article. (link)

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