Cold Lake Mountie charged with assault

A Mountie posted to a community in northeastern Alberta has been charged with assault.

COLD LAKE — A Mountie posted to a community in northeastern Alberta has been charged with assault.

RCMP say Const. Chad McRae of the Cold Lake detachment was charged over an arrest made on Sept. 21, 2012.

A video of an arrest in the Cold Lake area taken at the time shows a Mountie kicking a handcuffed man in the face.

The video of Richard Claybert, who is hearing impaired, was uploaded to YouTube.

Police say McRae remains on duty and is to appear in Cold Lake provincial court on Jan. 8.