RCMP are investigating allegations of excessive use of force by a Battleford constable in connection with the arrest of a 40-year-old man in the spring.The constable is the subject of an internal code of conduct investigation, RCMP announced Thursday. In addition, Prince Albert city police will investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest on May 14.Under the RCMP Act, an incident in which the actions of a member may have constituted a federal or provincial offence are to be investigated by an external police force.According to RCMP, the 40-year-old man was arrested on May 14 by a Battleford constable after a report of a man causing a public disturbance. A second RCMP constable responded to the scene to help with the arrest.While the man was handcuffed and lying on the ground, “a physical altercation occurred between the second constable and the 40-year-old male,” RCMP said in a statement.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“Internal and external complaints were made concerning the level of force used by the second constable during the altercation.”Battleford RCMP reviewed the incident and, on Aug. 16, ordered a statutory investigation as well as an RCMP code of conduct investigation.The constable has been suspended from duty with pay pending the conclusions of the two investigations, according to RCMP.The 40-year-old man did not report any injuries as a result of the incident, RCMP said. read more