Police officer pepper-sprayed by suspect during drug bust
Published Wednesday, January 20, 2010 12:46PM CST
Winnipeg police are searching for a suspect who pepper-sprayed an officer the face in the city's downtown area.
On Tuesday, police saw a drug transaction taking place in an area monitored by close-circuit television cameras near Portage Avenue and Edmonton Street.
Officers attempted to arrest the suspects, but one of them allegedly pepper-sprayed an officer in the face and escaped, said police. The officer was treated and released from hospital.
Police arrested a second suspect in the area. Freeman Radford Desjarlais, 23, has been charged with possessing a controlled drug or substance, along with breaching probation, said police.
Officers continue to investigate the incident.