A 44-year-old man whose face was left swollen and battered after being arrested in a case of mistaken identity did not resist arrest, Vancouver police said Jan. 22 — contradicting an earlier version of events offered by police, reports the Vancouver Province. Yao Wei Wu is recovering after two plainclothes officers knocked on the wrong door during a domestic-assault call early Jan. 21. Officers were called to the southeast Vancouver house at 2 a.m. after a woman called 911 to report that her drunken husband had struck her in the back of the head and she was concerned for her baby’s safety. The officers apparently didn’t realize there were two suites in the home and the complainant was actually Wu’s tenant, who lives in a ground-floor suite. Wu said that before he could ask who the officers at his door were, he was dragged outside and beaten. Vancouver Police chief Jim Chu later went to the house and personally apologized to Wu, promising a thorough investigation.

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