During a wellness check initiated by the victim's father, Arlene Sams was wrongfully arrested and charged after Constable David Olsson claimed that Sams operated a motorized vehicle while intoxicated.
In a 2016 hearing, Constable Olsson plead guilty to neglect of duty and admitted that he had not seen Sams operate the vehicle, nor had he investigated the claims that the victim did not have access to the vehicle keys. Olsson was given a demotion and an 80-hour suspension without pay. At the request of the victim, Olsson will participate in a reconciliation process through a healing circle with Sams.
Sams is trying to heal from the stigma of being wrongfully accused.
Cichon was an appellant in a 2014 LERB hearing, after he complained that two EPS officers who arrested him for allegations of domestic violence did not conduct a proper investigation of the allegations. The complaint and the LERB appeal were both dismissed.
Quaidoo struck an individual handcuffed in the back of the police vehicle in 2008. During a disciplinary hearing, the presiding officer found that the individualÕs Charter rights were violated and that Quaidoo had embellished his testimony to create a false narrative to justify his actions. Quaidoo was fired from the Edmonton Police Service, and a 2014 LERB hearing dismissed his appeal to have the dismissal overturned.
Bellerose and his Police Service Dog were involved in a 2008 Queen's Bench ruling regarding excessive use of force during an arrest. The judge determined that the actions of Bellerose and his PSD were not excessive.
In 2011, Wallin pleaded guilty to Dangerous Driving contrary to the Criminal Code, and to having an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. Based on these convictions, Wallin was found guilty of Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police Service Regulation.
West pleaded guilty in 2006 to careless storage of a firearm and was given a conditional discharge and one year of probation. In 2005, his wife called the police alleging she had been assaulted, but the charges of assault and breaching a no-contact order were withdrawn.
In 2007, Zalaski was found to have accosted an individual with no lawful authority to arrest him, and used an excessive amount of force after tasering the man. Zalaski was found convicted of assault with a weapon.
Thursby was subject to a disciplinary hearing and was charged with deceit and unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority in connection to the handling of his service dog during a 2010 arrest. In 2014, he plead guilty to deceit for an untruthful account of the incident, and as part of his plea deal, the second charge was dismissed.
Tabaka was sued in civil court, along with several other officers, in 2011 for alleged excessive use of force, assault, malicious prosecution, unlawful arrest, and Charter breaches associated with the aforementioned allegations.
Cochlin and Donald were subject to an LERB hearing regarding allegations of Deceit, Discreditable Conduct and Unlawful or Unecessary Exercise of Authority related to during an on-duty incident occuring in 2002. The Board referred the matter back to the Chief and Cochlin was found guilty of Excessive Force and handed a reprimand during a Disciplinary Hearing.
Faulkner and Alkarout were subject to an EPS investigation and charged with unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority, discreditable conduct, insubordination and deceit respectively due to an on-duty incident occurring in 2004. At a disciplinary hearing, the counts against Alkarout were not proven, and Faulkner was suspended without pay for 25 hours.
Fradley was subject to disciplinary hearing and criminal charges, pleading guilty of being unfit for duty and two counts of discreditable conduct for showing up to work under the impairment of alcohol, and crashing her vehicle into a snowbank while off-duty in 2014. She was suspended without pay for 200 hours.
Druar and Koshowski were subject to a 2014 LERB hearing regarding allegations of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority during an on-duty incident occurring in 2009. The hearing found that the Chief of Police was reasonable in not finding reasonable prospect of obtaining a conviction at a disciplinary hearing into the allegation of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority.
Smith was found guilty of unnecessarily exercising authority after a 2009 traffic stop ended in the use of pepper spray and an arrest. Smith was suspended for 10 hours without pay. In 2013 the LERB upheld the penalty.
Niehaus was issued a reprimand in a disciplinary hearing in 2011 for having failed to fully record details in a traffic stop. The stop was investigated because a complaint was made against Niehaus for pushing one of the drivers involved in the traffic stop as he attempted to exit the vehicle. Niehaus was not found to have abused his power in pushing the driver.
Dreger was subject to a 2019 disciplinary hearing for three counts of misconduct, and found to have committed two counts of discreditable conduct during an off-duty incident in 2018, where she was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and assaulting the arresting RCMP officer. Dreger pleaded guilty in Provincial Court and was suspended for 40 hours without pay.