Vancouver Cop Charged with Punching Cyclist in the Head

Apparently didn't like be asked if he didn't have better things to do.


A Vancouver police officer has been charged with assaulting a cyclist after video of the punch was posted on the internet.

The incident happened in March in downtown Vancouver while Const. Ismail Bhabha was handcuffing cyclist Adishea Akhavan after pulling him over for riding without a helmet and running a red light.

When the cyclist asked the officer if he didn't have anything better to do, a video taken by an onlooker appears to show Bhabha winding up and punching Akhavan in the head, which he says he never saw coming — and left him with a tooth through his lip.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter rts)