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DJ Qualls

Vancouver PD Beat Me Up

For No Reason!

9/24/2011 4:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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DJ Qualls posted dozens of messages to his Twitter page early this morning, detailing what he says was an unwarranted beat down he took from a Vancouver police officer.

Qualls -- best known for his roles in "Road Trip" and "Memphis Beat" -- says he witness a fight in the street and tried to ID one of the attackers to a police officer, but that officer immediately turned on him and threatened to arrest him. He claims the officer tackled him to the ground, busted his face, handcuffed him and "Taunted me for 1/2hr b4 the ambulance came. I was held, no calls, no attorney. AND I had to pay an $800 ER bill. Free healthcare, Canada?"

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Qualls, who ID'd the officer by name, said he plans on taking the matter up with internal affairs and wants to be reimbursed for his hospital bills.

Calls to Vancouver PD were not returned.

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A rep for the Vancouver PD tells TMZ they are "not aware of the incident" or "who Mr Qualls is." The rep went on to say they encourage anyone who feels like they have a complaint against the department to file a report, but would not comment any further.

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61.

Nadine Lumley    

“There is an unofficial crime called “Contempt of cop.”

…and the idea is you may not get a conviction, but you surely can give someone a ride and ruin their day,” Wortley said.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1014982--experts-shocked-by-alleged-arrest-strip-search-of-sean-salvati-prior-to-g20

Experts shocked by alleged arrest, strip search of Sean Salvati prior to G20

1022 days ago
62.

Suzyq314    

He got beat up cuz he's white

1022 days ago
63.

Annaleesa    

I'm from the Vancouver area and let me tell you, this is definitely not the first police brutality incident. In fact, it's a huge problem in our province. As for the healthcare issue, our province also has a bad track record. I kid you not, a Tim Hortons restaurant was used as a makeshift ER not long ago.

Stop telling DJ Qualls how he doesn't get free healthcare because he's American. Canada still gives free treatment to travellers, they just have to pay a minor part of the bill.

1022 days ago
64.

Da' Truth    

He got what he deserved when he started asking the VPD for "badge numbers." This dweeb must think he's still in California or something? In Canada, we believe in Peace, Order and the Police are always right.

1022 days ago
65.

Sylwia    

LOL
Free healthcare? For THE CITIZENS, lol. How dumb do you have to be not to get that?

1022 days ago
66.

Whateverbytch    

omg, that's the sickly looking kid from "Road Trip"

1021 days ago
67.

Peesman    

Some day you stuipd Canadians will wake up and see how bad your cops really are today. Always remember that strong brutal police forces are the hallmark of socialism.

1021 days ago
68.

samanthathecanuck    

Free health care for Canadian citizens. DumbDumbDumb celebrities.

1021 days ago
69.

lucy    

Health care in Canada is not free. It's affordable for Canadians, not for American tourists, drunks, celebrities who do not live up here. So yeah, pay your $800.00 and shut up.

1019 days ago
70.

Metro Police    

When will all the Violence and Corruption against the people of Canada by the hands of the Police stop?
I am setting up a site for people to register their experience of a Police Encounter whether good or bad.
Will be keeping records of incidents and badge numbers to give to an independent Police Investigation Unit for accountability and recognition purposes.
I need your help people, lets all be accountable for our actions.
I need help in completing site.
visit www. metropolice .ca

1018 days ago
71.

Metro Police    

When will all the Violence and Corruption against the people of Canada by the hands of the Police stop?
I am setting up a site for people to register their experience of a Police Encounter whether good or bad.
Will be keeping records of incidents and badge numbers to give to an independent Police Investigation Unit for accountability and recognition purposes.
I need your help people, lets all be accountable for our actions.
I need help in completing site.
visit www. metropolice .ca

1018 days ago
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