Sentencing delayed for Mountie in Terrace, B.C., who pleaded guilty to assault

By The Canadian Press
October 21, 2016 - 10:30am Updated: October 21, 2016 - 4:33pm

TERRACE, B.C. — An RCMP officer in British Columbia who was expected to be sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to assaulting a teenager will learn his fate at a later date.

Provincial court Judge Edmond de Walle did not say when he would impose a sentence in the case of Const. Bruce Lofroth.

He pleaded guilty in August to assaulting a teen during a violent arrest in May 2014.

Lofroth was charged several months later when cellphone video surfaced on YouTube, showing two Mounties kneeling beside the teen as he lay on a sidewalk in Terrace.

An officer wearing black leather gloves appears to punch the youth’s body and head and, after the boy is handcuffed, the officer appears to strike him in the face.

The Independent Investigations Office was called in by the commanding officer of the Terrace detachment. (CFTK)

The Canadian Press

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