Two sleeping men tasered by police after forced entry into hotel room

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Incident Title
Two sleeping men tasered by police after forced entry into hotel room
Incident ID
221185
Incident Description
At approximately 02:00 hours on November 27, 2003, three men were sleeping in a room at the Cromdale hotel. Without the occupants' consent their room was entered by four police officers who were searching for an armed suspect in a robbery. Two of the men who were sleeping were subjected to a taser on stun mode. The police stated it was used to wake them up. The three men were detained and eventually released without charges. The police officer did not have sufficient ground to detain or arrest any of the men.
Incident Date
11/27/2003
Incident City
Edmonton
Incident Neighbourhood
Parkdale
Type of Abuse
Physical violence;
Disregard of dignity;
Arrest
Weapon used
Taser
Victim Gender
Man;
Man
Victim Sexual Orientation
Not listed
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Name
Jeff Resler
Officer Badge Number
1835
Court Cases
Criminal trial took place 10/06/2006-01/08/2007
Submission Source
External Database Import
Submission Source Affiliation
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Submission Source Link
https://www.policemisconductdatabase.ca/incident/i-Sct88LfDcFysup
Collection
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Additional Details
APMD original incident ID: i-Sct88LfDcFysup
Multimedia Type
Still image (photo)
PDF
Archive Publication Date
August 9, 2022
Archive Last Update
August 9, 2022
Tags
conducted energy weapon (taser);
assault;
Unnecessary Exercise of Authority;
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Confidentiality/Restrictions
From published source
Complaint Resolution
The officer was suspended without pay for a total of 90 hours. criminal charge;
acquitted;
disciplinary hearing;
guilty;
suspended without pay

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