Mountie convicted of assaulting handcuffed teen to be sentenced today in Terrace
Video showed veteran RCMP constable striking handcuffed teen
A B.C. Mountie convicted of assaulting a teenager is scheduled to be sentenced today in Terrace.
RCMP Constable Bruce Lofroth was charged after video of a violent arrest surfaced in 2014.
Video shows handcuffed teen hit in face
The video appears to show two Mounties kneeling beside a teenager as he lies on the sidewalk outside a Terrace print shop
One Mountie in black leather gloves appears to punch the youth's body and head. After the boy is handcuffed, the officer then appears to strike him in the face.
The youth then stands up and the officer pushes him toward an RCMP vehicle.
The video was dropped off anonymously at the local Terrace Standard newspaper by an unidentified woman, months after the arrest.
That prompted an investigation by the RCMP and by B.C.'s civilian police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office.
The RCMP said officers were responding to reports of a man and woman fighting. The youth they arrested was under the age of 18.
Veteran Terrace constable pleaded guilty
RCMP Constable Bruce Lofroth was charged with one count of assault and placed on administrative desk leave.
Lofroth pleaded guilty in August.
He is scheduled to be sentenced today in Terrace.
Because Lofroth has worked as a Mountie in Terrace for more than a decade, he'll be sentenced by a provincial court judge brought in from out of town