Lana Sinclair said police were called to her Winnipeg, Canada, home on Halloween amid reports of screams
She claims she was getting her son ready for trick-or-treating
Sinclair said the attending officer started poking her as she sat
She stood up and said he didn’t need to touch her
Claims the officer then cuffed her and assaulted her
Sinclair said the officer kicked her legs out and her son witnessed it
She has filed a complaint with the Law Enforcement Review Agency (LERA)
Shame on Canada! Absolutely Sickening!
Our Dark Days: A Winnipeg woman who claims she was beat up by a police officer in her home on Halloween said she is coming forward in the hope that it will help other people. Lana Sinclair said the disturbing incident happened in front of her eight-year-old son and alleged it was completely senseless.
The clothes and jewelry designer said the police had been called to her house following reports of screaming, however said she had just been trying to get her son ready for trick-or-treating. ‘He came up to me and poked me,’ Sinclair told CTV Winnipeg.
‘I was sitting on a chair in the kitchen and I jumped up and said, ‘You don’t need to touch me.'” Sinclair was then handcuffed and had her feet kicked out from underneath her.,She fell down and hit her head on a table. At the time Sinclair’s son came downstairs ‘All I was thinking of was his safety, and how he was going to be traumatized and how he is going to see the police now,’ she said in a report to police, according to . ‘I don’t have a record, even as a youth. I’ve always helped others to better themselves and their lives and myself. And even my (other) son is a police officer,’ Sinclair added to. Taking the matter further, Sinclair has filed a complaint with the Law Enforcement Review Agency (LERA).
However LERA commissioner Max Churler said of the hundreds of complaints that are filed each year, most of which are for excessive force, only about four to six make it to a hearing. Most are abandoned. Winnipeg police have not commented on the incident.
Sinclair says she just doesn’t want something like this happening to someone else. She is still recovering from the painful wounds she sustained in the alleged attack.