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Ismail Bhabha Guilty: Vancouver Cop Convicted For Assaulting Cyclist

08/04/2015 08:11 EDT | Updated 08/05/2015 12:59 EDT

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver police officer has been convicted of assaulting a cyclist during an arrest.

Const. Ismail Bhabha's actions were captured on video that surfaced on the Internet. (Watch above.)

Bhabha was placing handcuffs on Kharazi Akhavan when he punched the man in the face.

Akhavan was stopped in March 2013 for allegedly running a red light and not wearing a helmet.

The Office of the Police Complaints Commission ordered West Vancouver police to conduct an investigation.

Bhabha is expected to be sentenced in November, and Vancouver police spokesman Const. Brian Montague says he will remain in his current position as a patrol officer for now. (CKNW)

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