Mi’kmaq Warrior Society members say they were beaten, roughed-up after arrests
By Jorge Barrera
Jason Augustine, Warrior Society district chief, said he was kicked in the head by an RCMP officer after he was cuffed and arrested during the Oct. 17 raid.
Augustine said he was later diagnosed with a concussion at the hospital in Moncton, NB.
“I was kicked in the head three times when I was taken down,” said Augustine. “I wasn’t resisting arrest, I had my hands behind my back, and this one RCMP started bashing my head in.”
An RCMP spokeswoman said the force was informed of the statement on Oct. 18 and immediately sent the officer home and he is now the subject of an internal investigation.
“This type of behaviour is unacceptable and is taken very seriously by the RCMP,” said Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.
Rogers-Marsh wouldn’t say whether the officer was suspended.