Go Public: RCMP mistakes stroke victim for drunk, leaving him in jail cell for hours, lawsuit says

WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO. Alan Ruel was virtually ignored by officers and guards for 18 hours as he suffered a massive stroke, a lawsuit says. He was arrested by RCMP for being drunk in a public place even though he says he hadn’t had a drink.

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50 Comments

  1. Rachee C on January 27, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    My dad died from ‘stroke’ on stroke floor at hospital after he caught influenza A then CDIFF-
    treatment at hospital was horrible!!

  2. jack jon on January 27, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    It’s obvious to any normal person that a stroke victim is better off in a hospital than in a cell by themselves

  3. Tim O'Brien on January 27, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    ACAB

  4. a b on January 27, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Cops and the system is broken. We all know this and ignore the fact. I hope this guy heals physically and emotionally

  5. Far North on January 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    What should we learn from this government and police that we shouldn’t have health problems in public or we will suffer. The biggest thugs in the world are from the government and police and the rich they listen too.

  6. Audrey ! on January 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    The police are asses this is disgusting shame on them

  7. JUICY’S PLANET on January 27, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    OMG 💔

  8. Jaissa Sheree on January 27, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Terrible

  9. LenandAnnie Dalton on January 27, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    So sad.

  10. Rick Mahnn on January 27, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    ouch. This is a PR nightmare for the RCMP.

  11. gemser24 on January 27, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Sounds about normal with rcmp they a joke in every city

  12. ririsnails on January 27, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Mr. Ruel could have died. This is horrific…

  13. Rebel Gamer on January 27, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    The commissioner and every single officer he saw that one or interacted with him should be in jail and out of a job

  14. Janice Hayashibara on January 27, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    My cousin recently died after being lock up for the night, they claimed they check her for any medical condition and yet they found her dead a few hours laters and didn’t notify the family until 2 days later 😢😢

  15. BottledBanana on January 27, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Ah gee I was looking at a RCMP application this morning and now its like this is the least respectable public service profession in our country… Poor Rule.

  16. De Roy on January 27, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    “I don’t know I was there.” Ya makes sense, your a drunk loser

  17. Dakota John on January 27, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    $10M is fair lol

  18. sGprodigys on January 27, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    They will investigate themselves and find no wrong doing…… police need to be found accountable for ONCE.

  19. Shane Nepz on January 27, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    That’s sick,

  20. OlyMolly on January 27, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I just hope that bar employee who reported on him receive their own karma soon enough. They need to learn to differentiate between patrons being drunk or having medical issues!

  21. ryan roland on January 27, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Wow
    These people should be losing their jobs !

  22. Stephanie Askew on January 27, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    " there were no obvious signs"! Seriously!! I’m not even medical but just watching that short video you can see something is very wrong! Drunks don’t act like that! RCMP needs to be held accountable

  23. Regina Hagel on January 27, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    There is NO JAIL OR PRISON IN THE USA THAT BELIEVES INMATES WHEN SICK OR HURT NOR DO THEY CARE

  24. Dogsoldier 1950 on January 27, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Having had a stoke I can feel for this guy

  25. Fanuhtic on January 27, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    The fact that, instead of owning up to this, they try to defend their disgusting actions- that’s absolutely terrible. They deserve as much as they can get out of this lawsuit

  26. Fat Woolly Lint Farmer Cheese Mouldy Canuck, eh on January 27, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Falls on his left side,
    Cop: " Gonna wait ’till he flops like a fish 3 times". Reminices spongebobs opening theme song eating edibles.

  27. Justin Moyou on January 27, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    RCMP are pathetic

  28. Mr Debunker on January 27, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    This is absolutely disgusting. 18 hours before he’s noticed, inhumane. This is the definition of negligent.

  29. TheVisual on January 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Curt reminds me of the guy from “the good place”

  30. Bill Demich on January 27, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Typical lack of empathy from people who think that laws don’t apply to them.

  31. Shannon Kennedy on January 27, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    No excuses the police have become bloody criminals & we need a serious discussion at community level on the new criminal gangsters known as police. We cannot end police crimes without a strong community grass roots everyone it is time to self police our own communities we have allowed this to get way out of control & clearly we need our own assessment at grass roots level to end police crimes

  32. Shameer Khan on January 27, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    They too busy watching pornhub instead.

  33. waylt on January 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Shame on the RCMP. ACAB

  34. jack jon on January 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    He’s very lucky to be alive

  35. Delphi Lungwyn on January 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    I fully feel for him. No one deserves to be locked up with people that are not paid to care for you. Unless you murdered someone this penal system is getting way out of line.

  36. Gm 4L on January 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    cops were called cause he was drunk at a bar? what

  37. Susse Thrane on January 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Of cause they will deny responsibility.

  38. Josue 7 on January 27, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    That’s sad & scary smh

  39. Elani Nyh on January 27, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Officers are usually like this they assume things, handle people like objects they don’t care they have this holier than thou attitude us against them mentality that puts people’s lives in danger 😥

  40. Cc on January 27, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Of course earlier intervention would have helped.

  41. Cannabis Farm OutdoorUK on January 27, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Someone start a go fund me

  42. J Clayton Cabral on January 27, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    I was in jail for public intoxication, I was very drunk and abusive towards officers and was STILL visited by a licensed nurse about an hour in. She asked me if I was okay and if I needed any medical assistance.

  43. Knc Delivery on January 27, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    How can they say early treatment would not have made a difference that’s bull shi they left him and he was not drunk sue the hell out of them and make sure jobs are taken away

  44. BaDDie BeAuTy on January 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    You see how the jail treats people they treat them like dogs like they are not important and that is not right the damn people who work in the jail need to actually care cuz they don’t and that’s sad we are as much human beings as they are just cuz people get into trouble doesn’t make us different just made wrong choices mess up how the world is and people wrong wrong wrong 😡😡

  45. ccLAchica on January 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Oh my lord …this poor man.

  46. Jason Roy on January 27, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Doesnt surprise me.

  47. Joshgoshgaming on January 27, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Thank God he is still alive

  48. David McRae on January 27, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    At the time of his arrest. He was under RCMPs care.

  49. irvin quill on January 27, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    hope he wins

  50. αlιcɛ ᴍαятιиα on January 27, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    This is SHOCKING! In 2020 RCMP are not following basic protocol and procedures?! That is a crime…now they will have to pay the consequences…no breath analysis…this man is lucky to be alive! This kind of thing should not be happening.

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