Cops Hit Cyclist, Arrest Him as He's Dying: Witnesses

Blood reportedly leaked from man's mouth as Quebec police pinned him to ground
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2014 12:16 PM CDT
Cops Hit Cyclist, Arrest Him as He's Dying: Witnesses
A man riding his bike in Quebec City, Canada, died after being arrested.   (Shutterstock)

Witnesses say Quebec City police trying to pull over a bicyclist for going the wrong way down a one-way street ended up hitting him with their car instead, but what allegedly happened next is even worse: People on the street say cops ran the 48-year-old man over again, then pinned him to the ground to finish their arrest as he lay bleeding and dying, the Toronto Sun reports via Gawker. When the police started pursuing Guy Blouin around 1pm yesterday, "he went under the wheels," one witness tells the Sun, adding that the police then shifted gears and ran Blouin over again.

"For an entire 15 seconds, he was under the tire in a fetal position," another witness tells Radio-Canada, via CBC News. Police then allegedly pinned Blouin to the ground and told him he was under arrest, even though witnesses say the bicyclist was yelling "I'm hurt!" and spitting up blood; he died a few hours later at a local hospital. Protesters held a vigil last night at an area church. Provincial police are investigating the incident and witness claims that cops also tampered with evidence by removing the bike and the patrol car from the scene. (In Louisiana, police say a man shot and killed himself—with his hands cuffed behind his back in the back of a police car.)

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