Barrie Police say they are aware of a video circulating on social media of an arrest this afternoon (Thursday) on Dunlop Street.
The Barrie Police Service is aware of a video that has been posted on social media and is currently looking into the circumstances that resulted in the arrest this afternoon on Dunlop Street in downtown Barrie. We will provide further comment once the details are confirmed. pic.twitter.com/vLYXfqdyO3— Barrie Police (@BarriePolice) February 5, 2021
The man can be seen pinned to the ground by an officer. Bystanders can be heard telling him not to resist.
It’s not clear why the man was being arrested.
I’ve seen the videos of the violent arrest on Dunlop Street. This will be fully investigated. I won’t be ignoring this, and once we have all the details, there will be full accountability.— Jeff Lehman (@Mayor_Jeff) February 5, 2021
A police spokesperson told Barrie 360 the investigation is ongoing and, as noted in the Twitter message above, more information will be released once details are confirmed.