08/04/2016 02:49 EDT | Updated 08/04/2016 02:59 EDT

Lethbridge Police Investigating After Alleged Assault By Officer

A young man posted a photo and video after the alleged incident.

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The Lethbridge police service says it is investigating an allegation of police misconduct circulating on Facebook.

The probe comes after a young man posted photos and videos on his own Facebook page alleging he was assaulted by several officers while out for a run on a road in the middle of the night.

The police service says it will be seeking out the young man "so the matter can be fully investigated.''

The police news release says it doesn't usually initiate internal investigations based on comments posted on social media.

But it says this case is considered unique "as the comments allege misconduct by numerous officers'' and an investigation would be in the public interest.

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