La Loche, Sask., man's family concerned with force seen in video of his arrest by RCMP

A video of an Indigenous man being arrested in La Loche, Sask., on Aug. 29 has sparked accusations of excessive force.

Family of the arrested man, 24-year-old Nicholas Janvier, said he sustained injuries requiring hospitalization during the arrest. They said officers should not have arrested Janvier so forcefully, as there were children inside the house when the arrest happened.

RCMP said in a statement that Janvier was wanted in relation to charges of breaching conditions, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer stemming from an incident on Aug. 22.


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