West Shore RCMP officer injured in arrest of alleged shoplifter

West Shore RCMP officer injured in arrest of alleged shoplifter
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West Shore RCMP say a man who was arrested for theft injured an officer while being placed in a cellblock.

In a release, RCMP say officers were called to a business in the 800-block of Langford Parkway around noon on Feb. 24.

When officers arrived, 35-year-old William Bradshaw was being escorted out by a member of staff. The officer told the man he was under arrest, and the man became violent with the officer, according to police.

The staff member assisted RCMP in arresting Bradshaw.

The West Shore RCMP would like to thank the staff member for assisting the officer in this high-stress situation, said Const. Meghan Groulx, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP. Suspects can be unpredictable, and the assistance and bravery shown by this employee helped the officer get this offender under control.

When Bradshaw was being placed in the West Shore RCMP cellblock, he assaulted a police officer, who was injured.

The injured officer received medical treatment and remains on duty. West Shore RCMP say the arresting officer was not injured.

Bradshaw has been charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and theft.

He has been released with a court date in March 2022.

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