Windsor police Const. Rice demoted for 18 months, loses $14K in salary
CTV Windsor Published Friday, September 18, 2015 12:50PM EDT
Const. Kent Rice leaves the courthouse in Windsor, Ont. on Friday, August 30, 2013.
A Windsor police constable has been demoted for 18 months after an excessive force incident.
Const. Kent Rice, 43, is being temporarily demoted from a first class constable to a second class constable.
He will lose $14,000 in salary.
Rice pleaded guilty to unnecessary use of force and discreditable conduct in an incident that took place at a Windsor apartment building on February 22, 2012.
The incident against Gladson Chinyangwa was recorded on a building security camera in the stairwell of the McDougall Street apartment.
Chinyangwa was not at Friday’s hearing.
Rice has been with the Windsor police force since 1999.