Red Deer RCMP member charged in on-duty incident

Image of the side of an RCMP cruiser. The Canadian Press Images-Mario Beauregard

A Mountie from the Red Deer detachment has been charged after an internal Alberta RCMP review into a man being injured in a police cell.

Police say the man was arrested in May 2020 on outstanding warrants and for breach of release conditions related to earlier criminal matters.

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Police say he was uncooperative and when officers tried to take him to be fingerprinted, a physical altercation occurred in which the man was injured.

Constable Vincent Beaudoin-Turcotte has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and is to appear in Red Deer provincial court in April.

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