The short video, shot last July in the Innu community of Unamen Shipu on Quebec's Lower North Shore, was taken from the backseat of a car and shows two uniformed Sûreté du Québec officers repeatedly punching a man on the ground.
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The man, 24-year-old Norbert Mestenapeo, had been involved in a fight with another man and police were called in to intervene.
A woman taking the video says “that’s police brutality” and continues to film the incident.
In an interview with CBC News, SQ spokesperson Sgt. Benoit Richard said a crown prosecutor did not press charges after reviewing the incident.
However, the province’s police ethics commissioner is now reexamining the video after receiving a complaint.
“We’re working with them and collaborating with their investigation,” Richard said.
Ghislain Picard, regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Quebec and Labrador, said he’s asking people to keep a record of alleged abuse and transmit it to police.
“The case of Mr. Mestenapeo is preceded by a range of cases with different nations and communities,” he said.
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