Quebec City police facing another watchdog probe after civilian injured in July

A Quebec City police badge is seen in Quebec City, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press

Quebec City police are facing another probe from the province’s police watchdog.

The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes says the incident involving a Quebec City police officer occurred July 31.

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The watchdog agency says passersby called 911 at the urging of a 50-year-old man who feared for his safety.

A Quebec City police officer who arrived on the scene was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with the individual, who was taken to hospital and treated for serious injuries.

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It’s the latest investigation involving the police force in the provincial capital, coming after two other probes were announced Monday in relation to a pair of violent arrests in October and November.

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Those incidents are separate from two violent altercations that occurred hours apart on Nov. 26 and 27 and were captured on video, including one involving Black teens outside a nightclub.

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Five officers were suspended with pay in those two cases, which are currently under investigation by the province’s police ethics commissioner.

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