Skip to content

RCMP officers guilty in street brawl

(CBC News) – Two RCMP officers, one from P.E.I. and one from Alberta, pleaded guilty in Kelowna, B.C., on Monday to assault in connection with a brawl with Hells Angels members in August 2009.

The officers were given an absolute discharge and neither will have a criminal record.

The brawl happened during the August long weekend, when Alberta Const. Kiel Samotej and P.E.I. Const. Chris MacDonald were off-duty and in Kelowna for a bachelor party.

At a downtown strip club, they spotted a full-patch member of the Hells Angels. As they left the club, Samotej and MacDonald decided to bump into the biker. The bump was minimal, and MacDonald apologized.

But the bump provoked a brawl out on the street between seven off-duty police officers and 20 men wearing Hells Angels and Throttle Lockers colours.

MacDonald spent the night in hospital with a broken nose, concussion and eight stitches to the head. A Kelowna man was charged with assault causing bodily harm in connection with those injuries.

While the RCMP constables will not have criminal records, they will have to pay a $500 victim fine surcharge.

  • Share/Bookmark

Categories: Mounties Breaking The Law, Mounties Charged.

Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wordpress themes