James-Dean Sauter poses for a photo, in Edmonton Wednesday July 8, 2020. Sauter has filed a complaint with the professional services branch over excessive force, after being mistakenly arrested by police in May. Photo by David Bloom

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“After the boot was taken out of my mouth … my feet are already tied to my hands, I was very scared,” he said. “They pulled (the bag) against my neck, as a way to silence me … I started crying: ‘I can’t breathe, please stop, I can’t breathe.’”

Sauter is a person of colour of Black, Indigenous, Latin, European, and East Asian descent. He said he has a heart condition and is immunocompromised.

No charges against him were filed.

A man mistakenly arrested by police has filed a complaint with the professional services branch over excessive force, no charges laid. James-Dean Sauter, man tackled by police after someone swapped his license plate with a stolen plate. supplied photo
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