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Video: Mountie Only Guilty of 'Not Using Enough Force,' Judge Says

December 15, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Mountie Only Guilty of 'Not Using Enough Force,' Judge Says

An Alberta, Canada, provincial court judge said the only thing RCMP Const. Brendon Plamondon is guilty of is "not using enough force" when he arrested a 15-year-old girl, reports CBC News.

Judge Ferne LeReverend acquitted Plamondon of assault.

Plamondon responded to reports of teenage girls setting fires on a residential street. The three girls started to walk away as he approached, and he ordered them to stop, but one refused and instead insulted him.

He ordered the girl, who weighs about 100 pounds, to get her hands out of her pockets. She refused, and he approached her with handcuffs. A one-minute, 12-second physical struggle ensued that the judge described as "ugly."

However, she said, "the viewing cannot be taken alone. All surrounding circumstances must be considered."

Even with blood pouring down her face from hitting the ground, the girl admitted she kept verbally abusing the constable.

The judge said, "The accused at no time used excessive force. If he is guilty of anything, it is of not using enough force, thus prolonging the event."

Plamondon has been suspended with pay since January. The constable's future is still under review and he may have to face a disciplinary board.

Comments (16)

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framirez @ 12/15/2015 6:25 PM

Ok, he's acquitted by the judge, but what Dept./agency policy or procedure did he violate to possibly face a disciplinary board?

Tschako @ 12/15/2015 7:51 PM

Suspended w/out pay since January? It's December! Now he has to face a disciplinary board too. This is part of the war on Police.

John retired IA PD @ 12/15/2015 8:00 PM

Thank you Judge LeReverend for calling it like it is. The girl caused the problem. All she had to do was comply. What is so hard about that.

Brian @ 12/15/2015 8:17 PM

Why would he have to face a disciplinary board? For not using enough force? You know, it will be a lot harder for agencies to get any officers if this keeps up! Youre damned if you used too much force and damned if you don't! When did common sense die?

Percy @ 12/15/2015 8:35 PM

Oh good now judges are coming out saying that pre-emptive lethal force should be used.

JJ @ 12/16/2015 4:38 AM

Percy, you're an idiot. The Judge never inferred deadly force should have been used. Geeez.

OK @ 12/16/2015 5:52 AM

I miss the days went the majority of the posters here were LE.

jimthelast @ 12/16/2015 7:37 AM

I firmly support the 1st Amendment, all of it, but there are times when I have to grit my teeth and keep my fingers off the keys. This isn't one of those times. JJ's right. Percy is an idiot. However, in his defense, this was one of the least offensive posts that anti-Cop troll has posted. And he went after a judge, a Canadian judge, this time.

Leonard @ 12/16/2015 9:41 AM

Seems like American style of policing as made it across the border and on it's way to becoming the norm. Hopefully Canadian citizens will nip that in the bud before it gets entrenched in their police departments.

kevCopAz @ 12/16/2015 1:32 PM

Thank you Judge, great and refreshing attitude. I bet the poor Constable still gets canned by the ball less RCMP. Oh bye the way Leonard and Percy, i agree if you are or have never been cops, keep your stupid opinions to yourself, you embarrass yourself with your stupidity.

kevCopAz @ 12/16/2015 1:37 PM

You need to see the video, This Constable used restraint and should be patted on the back. This "poor teen": girl should watch her mouth and do as she is ordered by authority. I hope that she was charged with resisting arrest, if not assault on an officer. She deserved what she got and more. But as I said I bet that the RCMP dropped the charges and blame the officer.

Percy @ 12/16/2015 2:35 PM

Yes dear, police should always use the maximum level of force.
You must be just a hoot at parties.

Old VAlawdog @ 12/16/2015 3:46 PM

So what would your solution be Percy? You tell us since you don't agree with anything a LEO has done in these articles. All I hear from you are snide comments and derision. I want you to tell all of us how you'd place someone who is resisting arrest, be it a 100 pound girl or 300 pound thug into custody. Maybe you can give us a better way to do our job.

D.R. @ 12/17/2015 1:55 PM

Oh, here we go again. Percy here is one of those guys who lives in his Mom's basement and gets his kicks looking at Police websites and commenting to get cops riled up so he can say "See, they are out of control." Our comments will never sway him much less change his mind. You see, Percival, here, is a leach. He latches onto an unsuspecting victim via the internet and sucks the energy and intelligence out of any conversation. Poking the leach, in this case, only makes it suck harder, making us poke more....well, you get the message. It is hard not to scratch an annoying itch though, isn't it? What Percival needs is a purpose in life. He needs a job, a hobby (besides being a leach), a girlfriend, or maybe he just hasn't found his true calling just yet. Hmmm, maybe politics......... there seems to be a good market for former leaches in that field.

Sherry @ 12/28/2015 7:25 PM

I see that the officer did a perfect job. So it took him a little extra time to get the cuffs on, that'snot a big deal. This teenager, NO MATTER WHAT SHE SAID, should have control over what type of force is used. She had no weapons, she wasn't reaching for his revolver. She is a child. This officer did a perfect job!

sherry @ 12/28/2015 7:28 PM

CORRECTION Should Not have control over

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