The province’s Law Enforcement Review Agency saw 148 formal complaints against police officers in 2012, down from 169 a year earlier.
The number and statistics are contained in LERA’s 2012 annual report, released today.
The 148 formal complaints registered in 2012 included allegations as follows:
breaches of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
making an arrest without reasonable or probable grounds;
using unnecessary violence or excessive force;
using oppressive or abusive conduct or language;
being discourteous or uncivil;
making false statement;
improperly disclosing information;
damaging property or failing to report damage; and
failing to provide assistance.
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