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Halton police officer suspended after shoving incident

Halton police officer suspended after shoving incident

A Halton Regional Police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced on social media  showing an a man being pushed by a uniformed officer.

The Video shows an officer repeatedly pushing a person and throwing his bag, and  knocking the male to the ground.

Three other officers stand by and watch it all unfold, but do not appear to intervene.

It’s not clear what led up to the incident or when the video was taken.

In a statement posted to Twitter around 5 p.m. Saturday, Halton police said it occurred in Oakville.

“The Halton Regional Police Service is aware of a video circulating today on social media depicting an altercation between our officers and an individual in Oakville,” the statement read.

“We recognize this video raises a number of questions. A subsequent statement will be forthcoming once we have had an opportunity to look further into this incident.”

“The treatment of the youth by the officer does not fit the standards of the Halton Police under any circumstances,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said.

“I deplore the unprofessional and undisciplined behaviour displayed in the video.”

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