(CBC News) – A woman from the northern Saskatchewan community of Stony Rapids has filed a lawsuit, alleging RCMP arrested her for no reason and broke her leg.
Angie MacDonald, 39, makes the allegations in her statement of claim that outlines her view of events, but the claims have not been proven in court.
She told CBC News on Friday that she was in her home on June 8 when officers arrived at around 1:00 a.m. CT and arrested her. She said she does not know why the RCMP did that.
She said that when she was in the detachment cells, she was kicked from behind. She said that knocked her unconscious for a time.
When she came to, she said she was left in the cell for the night.
“And I had to lay on the floor on my back,” MacDonald said.
MacDonald said she screamed for help, but those calls went unanswered.
“I had to lay my own leg up because I couldn’t keep my feet down, my leg down, because it was so painful,” she said.
According to MacDonald, she was examined the next morning by a paramedic who determined her injuries were serious. She was flown to Saskatoon where she needed an operation on her leg.
“Doctors told me I may walk or may not walk again,” MacDonald told CBC News. “And he told me, ‘If you do, you’re gonna have difficulty’.”
According to MacDonald, she suffered broken bones in her legs and a blood clot had formed. Three weeks later, MacDonald said her leg was still swollen from the injuries.
CBC News contacted RCMP, who directed media questions to an officer in Prince Albert, who was not immediately available to respond.
Stony Rapids is a community of 255, about 65 kilometres from Saskatchewan’s northern border.