RCMP officer who hit suspect with handcuffs charged with assault: ASIRT

An RCMP officer allegedly struck a 26-year-old man with a pair of handcuffs during a confrontation in Nisku, near Edmonton, in 2017, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said Thursday.

The man sustained serious injuries, including a facial fracture near his left eye, ASIRT said Thursday when it announced charges against the RCMP member.

Cpl. Peter MacMillan has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon after an investigation, ASIRT said.

MacMillan, 37, has been suspended with pay and will remain off duty until "the internal process and all criminal charges have been resolved," the RCMP said in a statement.

MacMillan, who has 16 years of service, works with the RCMP's Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit.

On Nov. 15, 2017, MacMillan entered a gas station in Nisku and tried to arrest a man for possession of stolen property.


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