The Lethbridge Police Service is aware of a post and video circulating on Facebook that alleges police misconduct.
LPS assures the community that we take all allegations against our officers seriously and in this case the Chief of Police has ordered a Service Investigation.
Members of the Professional Standards Unit will be seeking out the male who posted the allegations and video so the matter can be fully investigated.
It should be noted that the LPS does not usually initiate internal investigations based solely on comments that are posted on social media as they do not meet the requirements of a formal complaint under the Police Act. However, in this particular case as the comments allege misconduct by numerous officers, the circumstances are being viewed as unique and an investigation has been deemed necessary in the public interest.
LPS will not comment further on this ongoing investigation until it has been concluded.