According to the report, a shocking video showed a Canadian policeman knocking down a woman in a judo-like move that made her face on the floor at the Calgary police station – and knocked down the cop This is with alleged assault, according to the report.
Footage released in court this week shows Constable Alex Dunn escorting the suspect, Dalia Kafi, to snap the cup in December 2017, Global News reported.
She was seen standing against the wall with her hands cuffed behind her back as Dunn tried to remove her scarf, keeping her away when she tried to stop him from pulling it.
Suddenly, the policeman slammed the suspect onto the floor before another policeman arrived and lifted her up. Blood was clearly seen where she had been hit her head. Kafi, then 26, had a broken nose that required surgery and a split lip that required stitches.
Dunn was suspended from pay after being charged in 2019 on charges of physical assault – but has since returned to work in an administrative role, according to the report.
“Due to court delays regarding COVID-19, Const. Dunn’s status of obligations has been reviewed and updated so that he can return to work limited to inactive functions pending processing of this allegation, ”police told Global News in An announcement.
This week, the 34-year-old official testified that Kafi had slipped off his handcuffs and that he had no intention of smashing her to the floor, CBC News reported.
“Her hand reached out and embraced mine,” he said. “I immediately said to her, and defended my language, your honor, ‘What the heck … you must be handcuffed.'”
The handcuffs on her right hand had actually slipped up towards her elbows so even though her arms were stuck together, Dunn testified that she tried to reach up to his left shoulder and grab his hand.
He said he felt the need to do a “dynamic take-down” on her in order to regain control, lest she might use handcuffs as a “hook weapon.” .
Dunn arrested Kafi for violating a court-imposed curfew and obstructing justice after she was accused of providing a fake name when the car she was traveling on was towed by police.
According to CBC News, the police officer’s testimony “does not match reality,” prosecutor Ryan Pollard argued in court.
Dunn explained what happened “it was a physical challenge, it challenges anatomy, it doesn’t get along with reality,” he said.
“No distortion or movement can begin to allow that possibility to happen,” he added. “No this happens, it can’t happen.”
Pollard told the judge that a witness, a senior officer with 30 years of police experience, said he saw no reason for the police’s “judo throw”.