Youth victim cooperates with arrest, officer tases him despite cooperation

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Incident Title
Youth victim cooperates with arrest, officer tases him despite cooperation
Incident ID
221199
Incident Description
On April 3, 2004, a 21 year old man was followed by police in a car chase through North Edmonton. He was stopped with spike belts and got out of the car at a run. Soon he surrendered and dropped on his stomach to the ground. He was approached by six officers, including Constable Wasylyshen, who kicked him in the head. A knee was placed on his back holding him down, bloodying his face. He was then tasered multiple times by several officers.While attempting to handcuff him, Wasylyshen broke and injured fingers on the victim's hand. At a cross-examination after the event, the court found Wasylyshen to have displayed a disturbing arrogance and an unwillingness to confront his mistakes. In a 2012 disciplinary hearing, Wasylyshen was found guilty of two counts of unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority and insubordination.
Incident Date
11/05/2012
Incident City
Edmonton
Type of Abuse
Physical violence
Injuries Incurred
Taser burn marks;
Psychological trauma;
Broken fingers;
Injury to face resulting in bleeding
Weapon used
Taser;
Hands;
Knee
Victim Gender
Man
Victim Sexual Orientation
Not listed
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Name
Michael Wasylyshen;
Frattin;
Bechthold;
Fox;
Sparreboom;
Maschmeyer;
Mitchell
Officer Badge Number
2138
Court Cases
R v Jara, 2006, Court of Queens Bench
Submission Source
External Database Import
Submission Source Affiliation
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Submission Source Link
Collection
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Additional Details
APMD original incident ID: i-FWmfGjN6fgncOT
Multimedia Type
PDF
Archive Publication Date
August 9, 2022
Archive Last Update
August 9, 2022
Tags
Unnecessary Exercise of Authority;
conducted energy weapon (taser);
insubordination;
Charter;
youth;
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Confidentiality/Restrictions
From published source
Complaint Resolution
disciplinary hearing;
guilty

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