Homeless Man Kicked To Ground By Police Officer, Hits His Head, Then Handcuffed [Video]

A drunken homeless man on his way to a detox center in Regina was assaulted by a police officer for seemingly no reason. The entire incident was captured via closed caption television cameras just outside of the city’s detox center. The incident originally occurred in 2012, but is making its way back into the news after the officer, who was relieved of duty, was reinstated after a judge overturned the conviction that lead to his dismissal. The video has just recently been released for the world to view.

The video, shared by Metro U.K., shows the homeless man known as Eddie Stonechild, standing outside of the detox center contemplating his entry. The officer, constable Rob Power, pulls up the the curb and confronts Stonechild. There is a brief exchange of words before Power kicks the homeless man in the stomach sending him sailing backwards where he hits his head. The constable then puts on a pair of rubber gloves, flips Stonechild over, and handcuffs him.

The video does show Stonechild approaching the officer, but does not reveal the conversation that occurred or portray Stonechild as a definitive threat to the officer’s life. The amount of force used to restrain Stonechild quickly came into question.