vancouver police beating victim sues the city

Yao Wei Wu, the man who was beaten by police in a case of mistaken identity when they knocked on the wrong door, is now suing the city of Vancouver for damages: Man beaten by Vancouver police sues city.

Honestly, can you blame him? Wu suffered cuts and bruises to his face after two plainclothes officers showed up at his door -- the wrong door-- late last week responding to a domestic violence call.

The Vancouver Police Department has admitted the officers had the wrong residence and has issued an apology to Wu. Police Chief Jim Chu visited the Wu home the night after the attack to apologize to the victim personally.

According to his attorney, Wu will seek damages for assault. Meanwhile, one of the two officers involved has been reassigned to administrative duties while the incident is investigated. More here: Delta Police to probe mistaken assault.

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