Two Metro Vancouver police officers were arrested in Cuba after allegedly assaulting an underage girl.
They were taken into custody during a holiday, and both officers were subsequently released by Cuban authorities; however, the Vancouver Police and Port Moody Police Departments are not commenting on the specifics of the arrests.
One of the officers is from the Port Moody department, and the other is from the Vancouver one.
A release from the Port Moody police states that they take, “all allegations of misconduct concerning our officers very seriously.”
Also, they confirm that the arrest involves a 17-year-old girl from Ontario, and that the incident occurred mid-march near Varadero.
Arrested in Cuba
@PortMoodyPD can confirm that a #PMPD officer was taken into custody in Cuba and released during a personal holiday. PMPD takes all allegations of misconduct cncrnng our officrs very seriously. https://t.co/2yox079RXX
— Port Moody Police (@PortMoodyPD) April 12, 2018
Authorities have referred the matter to the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner. From here, the office will monitor the situation for further developments.
Cuban authorities are holding both officers’ passports and keeping them in the country.
Police have no additional information to offer at this time.
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