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Nanaimo Mounties under assault investigation

Victoria Police Department is investigating two Nanaimo RCMP members accused of assault following an incident in Cedar last week.

The assault allegedly happened March 2 at about 9:30 p.m. when two officers were sent to a home in the 1000 block of Cedar Road to assist a person who was possibly suicidal.

"During the interaction with the subject of the complaint and some other individuals at the scene, there was an altercation and now what we have is allegations of assault against the individuals by the attending officers and allegations of assault against the two RCMP officers by the individuals," said Sgt. Grant Hamilton, Victoria Police Department spokesman.

Hamilton said four Victoria P.D. members are involved in the investigation to see if any criminal charges are warranted against anyone involved.

Hamilton had no detailed information about exact number of people involved or injuries allegedly resulting from the altercation or who sustained them.

Const. Francois Veillette and Const. Derek Segstro, both of Nanaimo RCMP, are scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court in December and January to face assault charges stemming from separate allegations made against them in separate incidents in 2010.

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