Once again, there are more horrifying allegations of brutality lodged against members of the Ottawa Police Service.
A woman and her teenaged daughter found a man sleeping on the sidewalk early Saturday morning. She called 911, expecting the police would help the man. When they arrived, according to the woman, they shoved him around and pushed him face forward into the pavement while his hands were behind his back so he couldn’t break his fall. His face broke.
The woman says the man had been quiet and non-violent.
She actually had to place a second call to 911 to report what she was witnessing and to get the police to protect the man from the police who were assaulting him. Ambulances, police and fire trucks all responded quickly to the second call. The man was transported to hospital.
A sleeping man ends up with broken bones, and assault charges were laid against him.
The woman’s daughter took photographs as the man’s blood was hosed off the sidewalk.
The SIU is investigating.
The whole thing makes me sick. I’m growing more and more disgusted with the Ottawa Police as each new allegation of brutality surfaces. And yes, I know they’re not all thugs, and I know they are considered innocent until proven guilty. But this woman comes across as a very credible witness, and I believe her.
I’ve said it before: the good cops have to stop protecting the bad cops. As long as they keep covering for them, they’re going to be painted with the same brush – and deservedly so.
You can watch a video of the woman describing what she saw on the Ottawa Sun site.