Victim accuses officer of negligent operation of motor vehicle that caused loss of child and left disabled another child

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Incident Title
Victim accuses officer of negligent operation of motor vehicle that caused loss of child and left disabled another child
Incident ID
221206
Incident Description
On June 2, 2001 Constable Brander crashed broadside into the victim’s car as it turned left across police car’s path. As a result of the crash, Carlos Ramirez’s grandson Giovanni was killed, his grandson Jonathon was seriously injured, and his daughter Gloria were injured. Constable Brander and his partner Jean Guy were assigned general police duties including enforcement of traffic laws. They were on the way to confirm a service address for arrest warrant on an individual section of Edmonton. At 127th street they have decided to try and catch and stop two racing vehicles. Brander was driving. Officer accelerated as he wanted to catch up to speeding vehicles to get into a position to get their license numbers and stop them. He estimated his speed at 110 km/hr and no more that 120 km/hr. constable Brander was found not guilty on all accounts.
Incident Date
2001
Incident City
Edmonton
Incident Neighbourhood
North Edmonton
Type of Abuse
Fatal violence;
Physical violence
Injuries Incurred
Fatality;
Amputated left arm and fingers;
Psychological injury
Weapon used
Car
Victim Gender
Man
Victim Sexual Orientation
Not listed
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Name
Ken Brander
Court Cases
R. v. Brander, 2003 ABQB 756
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-bfmPRhy8Lo7cwQ
Archive Publication Date
August 9, 2022
Archive Last Update
August 9, 2022
Tags
allegation;
criminal negligence;
bodily harm;
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Confidentiality/Restrictions
From published source
Complaint Resolution
not guilty on all accounts

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