BREAKING NEWS: Mantler changes plea to guilty


A Kelowna RCMP Constable caught on video kicking a suspect in the head has changed his plea to guilty.

The surprise move by Geoff Mantler was made Wednesday afternoon by his lawyer just before the Constable was to take the stand.

Mantler is charged with assault causing bodily harm for kicking Kelowna resident Buddy Tavares in the face during an arrest in January of 2011.

The act was caught on video by a local reporter.

Sentencing will happen at a later date.

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