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Obstruction charges are pending against two people who appeared in a viral video that showed a violent arrest by the Red Deer RCMP earlier in February.
RCMP told the Advocate Monday that there were no updates into the incident.
The video of the Feb. 16 incident, depicted an aggressive arrest of a man in Red Deer, who appeared to be resisting. The second person, a woman, was filming the video.
A new video of the Feb. 16 interaction between RCMP and a couple in Red Deer has also come to light.
The new footage, posted to several public Facebook pages, shows the interaction between the police and the couple, before the arrest at the 67 St. gas station.
In the description of the original YouTube video, the couple says they asked the officer why he was speeding before he proceeded to pull them over.
According to RCMP, the officer was responding to a request for officer assistance at a high-risk call and when he was informed his help was no longer needed, he resumed normal speed.
The new video is from the passengers’ perspective, detailing the time the officer turned on his lights, to when the couple pulled over into the gas station. The man in the video repeatedly yells out the window towards the officer, questioning why they are being pulled over.
When stopped at the stoplight, the man yells out: “Pull over for what? You got no reason. You can’t pull me over. You got a reason? Do you have a reason? No, you don’t. No reason. Bye, bye. Have a nice day. See you later,” the man says as the car pulls away from the officer.
From the start of the video to the time the couple pulls over is nearly two minutes.
When they arrive at the gas station, the man exits the vehicle and walks towards the officer, repeatedly again asking why they were pulled over.
The officer says he needs to check who is the owner of the vehicle.
In a statement Monday, RCMP explained that the officer queried the license plate of the vehicle and was attempting to confirm the registered owner. His first attempt determined, the woman who was driving, was not the owner of the vehicle. But a second check verified the woman to be the registered owner.
In the video, the officer asks the man and the woman to return to the vehicle several times before announcing the man is under arrest for obstruction.
The video then cuts out and the second video picks up detailing the events at the gas station.
RCMP said Monday the incident is currently under investigation.