An Edmonton woman is looking for some answers from the local police. On Friday, June 5, a set of two videos emerged on social media of Edmonton Police Service officers arresting a man. During the 2019 arrest, an officer is seen jumping knee-first onto the man's neck as he is lying face-down. 


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Natasha Kimberly posted the two videos on her Facebook page.

It's not known at this time what prompted the arrest or who the man being arrested in the video is. Kimberly told Narcity that the man is indigenous. 

The first video shows one of the officers jumping knee-first into the man's neck in order to restrain him. The man is heard screaming loudly immediately after.  

He continues screaming through the duration of the video as the other officer puts the handcuffs on him. At some point, one of the officers is heard yelling at him, saying, "Do not run from the police." 

Then someone appears to say, "Did you think I wouldn’t catch you?" 

The second video continues, depicting the arrest. The cops inquire about his name and continue searching his person for information. 

Then the cops are seen pulling him up. The man getting arrested asks the cops, "What is your problem?" In response, the cop appears to strike the man and then takes him towards the car. 

Both videos have received over 93,000 views on Facebook at the time of writing. 

Kimberly told Narcity more about the scenes depicted in the video and what she did with the footage. 

She said that her male friend recorded the video outside his porch in a North Edmonton neighbourhood. The arrest took place on August 27, 2019, shortly after 8:45 a.m.

Kimberly said her friend was afraid to share the video because "he's indigenous himself." 

"He hasn't had a good experience with the police himself, so he doesn't want to be named," she said. 

So Kimberly took it upon herself to share the video with the Edmonton Police Service.

Kimberly also revealed that the mother of the arrested man reached out to her. Apparently, the woman said that the man had spoken out about this incident before but not a lot of people believed it happened the way it did. 

"He's never seen this video before, even though it existed, until now," she said. 

Kimberly said that she decided to share the video because she never actually got a response from the police. Plus, the protests that have swept the country following the death of George Floyd also played a part.  

"People in my immediate circle are saying, 'We're in Canada so why protest? Nothing like this happens here,' so I just shared it to show them why we're protesting." 

Edmonton Police Service told Narcity that they're aware of this video. After getting reviewed by their Professional Standards Branch for investigation, the matter was passed to "Alberta Crown Prosecution Service to determine if criminal charges are warranted against the responding police officers." 

Since the investigation remains with the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service at this time, Edmonton Police Service refuses to comment further. 

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