RCMP officer sued by brain-injured man for jail cell takedown faces new allegations
An RCMP officer who was involved in a 2012 jail cell takedown that left a B.C. man with permanent brain damage, is now facing allegations of using excessive force in the arrests of two other First Nations men.
Documents filed in a civil suit against Const. Brian Heideman allege the incidents took place in April and May 2012 — weeks after his confrontation with Robert Wright, who is also aboriginal.
None of the three cases resulted in criminal charges against Heideman.
"Normally you would say this kind of thing is shocking, but unfortunately I don't find it particularly shocking that there are allegations of other violence by this officer against different First Nations individuals," said Josh Paterson with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.