Brockville officer placed on desk duty as video of arrest investigated

An officer with Brockville Police has been placed on desk duty as the force completes an investigation into a video of an arrest that circulated on social media last week. 

According to a statement from police, Constable Mike Boszormeny has been temporarily re-assigned to administrative duties while the force looks into the video, which shows a woman lying on her back and screaming during an arrest. 

The officer can be seen punching the 33-year-old woman in the face but it's not clear if anything led to that response, as he can be heard on video saying, "I did because you punched at me."

Police said the incident happened around 5 p.m. last Tuesday, as the woman was being arrested for a bail violation.