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Suspect at center of controversial arrest video near Williams Lake has been sentenced

A man accused of leading police on a lengthy chase that ended in a controversial arrest video near 150 Mile has pleaded guilty to one of the four charges laid against him.

31-year old Tyrell Giroux pleaded guilty to a charge of flight from police and received a 6 month conditional sentence and 18 months probation.

Charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle, resisting arrest and driving while disqualified were all stayed.

Giroux was arrested back in October of 2020 after a police pursuit went from Kamloops, through Clinton and 100 Mile House, and ended just outside of 150 Mile.

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RCMP say two spike belts were deployed before he was stopped.

Police say the driver then got out of the vehicle and ran down an embankment before he was finally apprehended.

A member of the public filmed the arrest that appeared to show that while one officer pined the suspect down, a second officer came in and kicked and punched him.

The Independent Investigations Office has forwarded a report to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges in relation to the use of force during the arrest.

 

 

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