The Canadian police who posed with a dead body in Vancouver have been pulled from the streets and assigned desk jobs.
The two officers, who were called to respond to reports of a dead body on the British Columbia beach, were filmed by a witness as they struck several poses and snapped photos.
“I can’t really explain why these officers were doing this, but to see them laughing and clearly not understanding the gravity of the situation, and not providing the dignity and respect a deceased person would deserve, it struck me as an insensitive act,” said Zachary Ratcliffe, the man who recorded the video.
According to the New York Daily News, the Vancouver Police launched an investigation into the incident.
“The VPD has reassigned the two officers to non-deployable, administrative positions while the [Office of Police Complaint Commissioner] investigation is ongoing,” Simi Heer, VPD director of public affairs, said. “Any change in this status, will depend on the outcome of the OPCC investigation.”
It is unknown if the officers’ identities will be released.
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