Police investigating alleged assault captured on video

Video shows a security guard apparently kicking a man who was on the ground in March 17 incident. Police say a report came in that a security guard had been spat at and pushed by a man, resulting in the guard taking physical action.

Kamloops Mounties are investigating after a video surfaced of a security guard allegedly kicking a man who was on the ground next to the city’s storage facility for the homeless, downtown at West Victoria Street and First Avenue.

Const. Crystal Evelyn said police initially responded to a report of an assault on March 17 at about 5:15 p.m.

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“At the time, police were informed that a security guard had been spat at and pushed by an unknown man, resulting in the guard taking physical action,” Evelyn said, noting that officers attended, spoke to those in the area and patrolled the area. The man involved in the altercation with the security guard was not found.

Evelyn said police were later contacted regarding a video taken of the altercation, which shows a man on the ground being kicked. On Tuesday (March 23), Evelyn said, police found and reviewed more surveillance footage, which led them to identify the man on the ground and others at the scene.

Evelyn said officers are now attempting to find and speak with the man.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-8861.

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