Saskatoon police officer placed on leave after video surfaces of arrest

SASKATOON—A Saskatoon police officer has been placed on leave after a video surfaced of a man being repeatedly punched during an arrest.

The footage shows part of the arrest that unfolded in the city Saturday, when an officer responded to a complaint of a suspicious person.

In the six-and-a-half-minute clip posted on YouTube, an officer is seen on top of a man, who is on the ground.

The officer is heard telling the man to “stop resisting.” There is a bit of a struggle and the officer punches the man several times and repeats the order.

“Stop grabbing my legs. Stop grabbing my arm. Put your hands behind your back,” the officer can be heard saying.

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