RCMP investigate Mountie's kick to face during arrest at rowdy party

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COLD LAKE, Alta. - Alberta RCMP say a man was taunting officers and flexing his muscles for a fight before he was arrested, handcuffed on the ground and kicked in the face.

A video shot on a cell phone by someone at the rowdy party near Cold Lake has been uploaded to YouTube and police are using it to investigate the officer's use of force.

Supt. Randy McGinnis says two officers were having trouble subduing the large man last weekend and one officer kicked him as a stun technique.

That officer has been assigned desk duties while officials investigate.

McGinnis says the arrested man, who is hearing impaired, was not injured and has not made a formal complaint.

Richard Claybert is to appear in court next month and police say he could face charges of causing a disturbance and resisting arrest.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: COLD LAKE

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