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Police officer seen on video threatening to tie poor man to pole

By Mason White 12:52 PM January 6, 2014
Police officer threatening homeless man 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) People are angry after a video was released showing a police officer threatening to tie a poor man to a pole, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

Police in Canada, said that officials are following up on a YouTube video showing an officer threatening to tie a homeless man to a pole.

The video showed an officer speaking in French to a beggar dressed in shorts and a shirt on a day when temperatures fell to 22 degrees below zero. Police received complaints on the man from four people about aggressive behavior while asking for change.

The officer told the man to find a place to warm up and cool down, and then said he was going to tie to him to a pole for an hour if he did not calm down.

“We have been made aware of the video. The officer’s comments are unacceptable. We are following up on this,” a Montreal Police spokesperson said.

Mayor Denis Coderre condemned the actions of the officer.

“The police officer’s statements are unacceptable. Police officials are taking the necessary measures. I’m worried about the condition of the homeless man,” Coderre wrote.