Estevan police officer injured following physical altercation caught on video

An Estevan, Sask. police officer sustained serious enough injuries to be off for at least a month after being involved in a physical altercation caught on camera on Sunday.

The incident happened in the area of Sixth Street and 13th Avenue just after midnight, according to the Estevan police.

Police are not revealing the extent of the officer’s injury.

However, Estevan’s police chief is calling for the Public Complaint Commission (PCC) to look into an arrest, which appears to show a police officer punching a suspect three times while they’re on the ground.

Chief Paul Ladouceur said he wants the PCC to look into this incident in the effort of maintaining public trust.

He added while the video is concerning, it only shows a portion of a “dynamic” situation. The video, which was posted to Facebook, is 22 seconds long.

Despite the video showing just a “portion” of the event, Ladouceur said all evidence is good evidence and encourages people to come forward with that type of information.

“Do I fault the community for bringing things like that to police? Absolutely not.”

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