Barrie police say the arrest of the 20-year-old Barrie man occurred on Thursday around 3 p.m. on Dunlop Street East. Police say he is facing a charge of cause disturbance and assault with attempt to resist arrest.
Police Chief Kimberly Greenwood said they have asked an outside police service to investigate the events leading up to the arrest and the conduct of the officer. The outside police service has not been named at this point.
The officer involved in the arrest has been reassigned pending the results of the investigation.
“The images captured in the video are concerning to both the public and myself,” Chief Greenwood said in a release.
Mayor Jeff Lehman tweeted on Thursday night he had seen the video, which was posted on social media, and that it will be investigated.