SiRT clears CBRP in arrest that led to a broken rib
The province's Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) says no charges will be laid after a man sustained a broken rib during his arrest in Sydney.
Police were called to noise complaints on Millview Drive on February 3rd, and were asked by a young woman to clear a home of over 100 people.
SiRT says a 37-year-old man was pushing people and threw a punch at an officer, resulting in a struggle between him and two officers which was partial captured in a short cell phone video.
The agency says while some witnesses described police as kneeing the man in the head and body, photos and medical records didn't show any bruising or other injury that would be expected by those blows.
SiRT says the amount of force needed to arrest the man was significant due to his aggressiveness, there was no bruise in the area of the rib injury, and that it may have been caused when he and the officers fell on slippery ground.