A British Columbia student seen on video being dragged by a police officer and later kicked has reached a settlement in the case, reports CBC.
Details of the settlement with Mona Wang are not being made public in the case involving Officer Lacey Browning.
“I settled to move on with my life,” Wang said in a written statement to the Nelson Star. “Despite this, I expect the justice system to do what is right by taking steps to ensure that Lacey Browning is not allowed to continue acting as an RCMP member. She is a disgrace to the RCMP with a history of assaulting vulnerable people, and she will not stop.”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched an investigation after seeing the video. It’s still possible Browning could face criminal charges.
According to the Global News, the lawsuit states the Mountie arrived to conduct a welfare check after Wang’s boyfriend concerned that she was under mental distress called for help.
The lawsuit claimed that Browning did not attempt to evaluate whether Wang needed medical assistance. When she didn’t respond to his command to get up, Browning dragged her across the floor and then allegedly kicked her in the stomach.
Two other civil suits in unrelated cases are still pending in court.
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