Calgary officer charged with assaulting handcuffed arrestee

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A Calgary police officer has been charged criminally two years after he’s accused of assaulting a handcuffed arrestee. Const. Benjamin Zampa, who has been with CPS for four years, is charged with assault, read a release. On April 9, 2019, police chased a stolen vehicle for about 20 minutes. The driver was speeding and attempted to ram CPS vehicles before he fled on foot. When officers found the suspect, he was taken into custody. “After the man was in custody, handcuffed and laying on the ground, it is believed that an officer who was not part of the initial arrest arrived and applied force that was not required, necessary or reasonable as part of his duties,” said CPS in a written release.

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