Veteran Tells Inquiry Police ‘Dumped’ Him Without Charges 10km From City Core During Convoy Protest


A wounded combat veteran who served in Afghanistan told the Public Order Emergency Commission on Friday that he was arrested, beaten, and "dumped" far from downtown Ottawa without charges by police during the clearing operation of the Freedom Convoy protest on Feb. 18.

After being arrested and while waiting to be processed, Deering asked police if he could kneel or sit as he was in chronic pain, and that he needed to be able to take his medication, but his requests were denied. "It was obvious my face was flushed and I cried multiple times, and I don't cry ever. It was the worst pain I had felt since I've been blown up," he said.

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