Manitoba woman charged after police officers assaulted: RCMP
A Thompson woman is facing several charges after allegedly attacking police officers.
On Friday officers were called to a home in the city for a woman who refused to leave.
A Manitoba RCMP spokesperson said the woman was allegedly drinking in the home and when police tried to arrest her she started to become combative with two officers.
“One of the officers was kicked,” Sgt. Paul Manaigre said. “The suspect went limp and used dead weight to actively resist arrest.”
He said the officers were also spit on by the woman.
A video showing part of the arrest has been posted on Facebook and was viewed more than 75,000 times by Tuesday morning. It was shared by someone concerned for the woman’s well-being.
Sgt. Manaigre said it’s common for people to post videos online of officers doing their job. In this case, he said it didn’t show the entire encounter.
“Officers were quite patient with her to establishing a means for her to exit the residence, when she didn’t comply the safest way to get her out is to pull her out,” Sgt. Manaigre. “It would be since if there was a recording from the time they arrived to the time they left.”
The 24-year-old woman has been charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and failing to comply with a probation order.