A Canadian woman says a Winnipeg police officer beat her in her own home while her 8-year-old son watched helplessly.
Lana Sinclair says that Winnipeg police officers showed up on Halloween night to investigate reports of “yelling.” One officer spoke to her son, while another officer talked to her.
“He came up to me and poked me,” Sinclair affirms. “I was sitting on a chair in the kitchen and I jumped up and said you don’t need to touch me.”
The officer then pulled out a baton, and beat her with it, Sinclair says. She said the officer then smashed her face into a sewing table, and into the floor.
Sinclair says the officer handcuffed her, stood her up, and then kicked her feet out from under her making her hit the floor face first.
Sinclair says her 8-year-old son watched then entire incident.
“We were both traumatized. I just hug him and kiss him and tell him it’s okay,” Sinclair says. “All I was thinking of was his safety, and how he was going to be traumatized and how he is going to see the police now.”
Sinclair filed a report with Canada’s Law Enforcement Review Agency (LERA ) this week.
LERA Commissioner Max Churley says that only six of the hundreds of cases filed last year qualified for a hearing. Many of the cases were found to lack sufficient evidence or they were referred for criminal prosecution.
Sinclair was treated for her injuries at Victoria Hospital. She is facing charges related to assaulting and resisting a peace officer.
Winnipeg police refused to comment to Police State Daily regarding the allegations against the unidentified officer.
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