Indigenous youth shot and killed by officer

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Incident Title
Indigenous youth shot and killed by officer
Incident ID
221200
Incident Description
On February 5th, 2011, Constable Redlick and several other officers were dispatched to a robbery call. At the scene, there was a confrontation between officers and a 17 year old Indigenous boy. Officers claim that the teen carried a knife and a baseball bat, and charged toward Redlick, yelling "you're going to have to shoot me". No physical contact or altercation had yet been made with the victim when Redlick shot him three times from what he judged to be around three meters away. He died soon after on the operating table. Family and friends on the Cold Lake First Nation say that he was a troubled boy and struggled with alcohol addiction but didn't deserve to die. A fatality inquiry report released in August 2014 ruled that Redlick's actions were justified because the officers at the scene were faced with lethal force. An investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team also found Redlick's actions justified in December of 2011. The teen's family sued police, alleging that Redlick's testimony contained contradictions and fabrications. The teen's father hired a lawyer that asserted an Indigenous investigator should have been hired to look into the case.
Incident Date
02/05/2011
Incident City
Edmonton
Type of Abuse
Fatal violence
Injuries Incurred
Fatality;
Gunshot wounds to chest and abdomen
Weapon used
Gun
Victim Gender
Man
Victim Sexual Orientation
Not listed
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Name
Jack Redlick;
Offin;
Kemp;
Leeman;
Court Cases
Kozina v Redlick, 2019, 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-JwdvqV6lxOasMQ
Multimedia Type
PDF
Archive Publication Date
August 9, 2022
Archive Last Update
August 9, 2022
Tags
youth;
shooting;
Indigenous;
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Confidentiality/Restrictions
From published source
Complaint Resolution
inquest;
justified

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