Person in custody experiences physical violence from police.

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Incident Title
Person in custody experiences physical violence from police.
Incident ID
221204
Incident Description
On December 28, 2013 victim attended Edmonton Oilers hockey game at Recall Place and later was arrested and detained by the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). The victim submitted Statement of claim that he was not informed of reasons for his arrest and detention at Rexall Place by any of respondents along with unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority, force, insubordination, and neglect of duty. Further, it is alleged that victim was not immediately advised of his Charter rights upon arrival at Downtown Division, and that he wasn’t provided opportunity to speak to counsel until approximately three hours after his arrest. The timing of completion of the investigation was such that it was completed and forwarded to counsel for review before the letter from the appellant’s counsel dated August 6, 2015 was received by PSB. The suggested importance of the transcript was not flagged by appellant’s counsel and a copy was not provided to PSB or the Chief. There is no evidence on the record of lack of transparency or that the or the Chief deliberately ignored information in the trial transcript that was decisive of an important issue. The Board concluded that the investigation conducted by the Chief was reasonable and not tainted or compromised.
Incident Date
12/28/2013
Incident City
Edmonton
Incident Neighbourhood
Downtown
Type of Abuse
Physical violence
Injuries Incurred
Head injury;
Cuts;
Bruises;
Injuries to wrists (which affects victim's ability to work as welder);
Mental anguish;
Humiliation and injury to dignity
Weapon used
Handcuffs; Bull ring
Victim Gender
Man
Victim Disabilities
Sciatic nerve problems and back pain
Victim Sexual Orientation
Not listed
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Name
Jeffrey Wedman
Officer Badge Number
3477
Court Cases
Mutch v Edmonton (Police Service), 2018 ABLERB 004
Submission Source
External Database Import
Submission Source Affiliation
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Submission Source Link
Collection
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Additional Details
APMD original incident ID: i-liacf4hmPcs3Br
Archive Publication Date
August 9, 2022
Archive Last Update
August 9, 2022
Tags
excessive force;
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Confidentiality/Restrictions
From published source
Complaint Resolution
Law Enforcement Review Board;
civil suit

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