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Cops seem to laugh about ‘beating the sh*t out of’ person in TikTok video

The police service says it's investigating the video.

Dec 26, 2020, 11:53 am

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Alexandra Samuels

The Ottawa Police Service says it’s investigating a video posted to TikTok that seemingly shows two officers laughing about beating someone up.

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The video seems to capture two officers, parked side-by-side, and talking through their driver’s side window.

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Though the audio is muffled, the man who recorded the video says he started recording because he heard what he thought were “racial comments.” He then says he heard one of the cops say, “We got over there and we just started beating the shit out of him.”

The video was recorded Dec. 20, according to the TikTok post. The post also shares the unit numbers of both Ottawa police cruisers. 

Although no formal complaint has been filed regarding the incident, OPS says it’s investigating the video.

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“We take this issue very seriously as it potentially undermines public trust and confidence in the Ottawa Police Service,” Constable Amy Gagnon told Ottawa Citizen.

According to the Citizen, the department’s professional standards unit is investigating the video. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 613-236-1222, ext. 5830.


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*First Published: Dec 26, 2020, 11:53 am