Complaint lodged against Nelson police

A Nelson man has filed a formal complaint with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.

A Nelson man has filed a formal complaint with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.

Domenic Coletti, who is on probation for harassing a neighbour, alleges he was wrongly arrested on a breach June 27, without being told what he had done.

He now faces two new charges.

Coletti also complains he was arrested in front of his elderly mother.

“Arresting me in front of mother was a major trauma for her, as she does not understand, is very leery, suspicious, and afraid of police,” he writes. “They just ignored my mother’s anguish.”

Nelson police chief Wayne Holland said Wednesday he hasn’t received the complaint.

“The legislation requires me not to say anything because the [complaint commissioner] is reviewing the matter if it has been filed. We’ll participate and assist them, and they’ll determine if it’s a matter that should be investigated,” he said.