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Abbotsford police officer under criminal investigation for use of force during an arrest

Abbotsford Police cruiser in an undated file photo. British Columbia Emergency Photography File

A member of the Abbotsford Police Department is under criminal investigation following a recent arrest that put someone in the hospital.

The officer is facing a criminal investigation following a use of force incident that happened during an arrest on Nov. 21, the department confirmed.

“This incident involved forced used by police on a member of the public which required transportation to a hospital for their injuries,” the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) confirmed in an email.

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The investigation into what happened is being conducted by members of the Vancouver Police Department.

In addition, the OPCC will be doing a Police Act investigation into what happened.

Abbotsford police told Global News the officer is now on administrative duties, pending the outcome of the two investigations.

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