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  • Suspect tasered by Edmonton Police officer experienced collapsed lung

    Edmonton Police officers were dispatched on October 22, 2016 at approximately 8:33 p.m. to the area of Fox Drive and Fort Edmonton Park Road in response to a 911 call. A shirtless man attempted to flee from multiple officers and a helicopter, falling down an embankment before being captured with the use of a taser and police dog. One deceased individual was found in the area during the search, with the fleeing man being designated as suspect. Emergency medical services on the scene determined the man had a collapsed lung, for which he was taken to hospital. The victim in the incident, Connor James Miller, was later charged and convicted with manslaughter for the murder of his friend Christopher Fawcett in the river valley that evening. On a toxicology screen, he was found positive for LSD.
  • Woman sexually assaulted by constable while he was on duty

    A 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by EPS officer Hunter Robinz while in uniform and on duty. He was charged for breach of trust in allegedly attempting to communicate with women crime victims and seeking sexual relationships with them. There was a second breach of trust related to his using Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and Edmonton Police Reporting and Occurrence System (EPROS) databases between 2018 and 2019 for reasons unrelated to police investigations. ASIRT charged Const. Robinz with sexual assault, unauthorized use of computer database and two separate counts of breach of trust.
  • Victim accuses officer of negligent operation of motor vehicle that caused loss of child and left disabled another child

    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.
  • Victim files complaint that police assaulted and removed him from home

    The victim, 50-years old man born with cerebral palsy has been tasered and incarcerated for not complying with terms of lease agreement and outstanding warrants (confirmed my Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC)). Based on authority of “Order of Possession” nine officers entered residence of the victim. While in search area victim was not co-operative and physically resisted officers who wanted to conduct a strip search. One of officers held victim while another officer tasered (at least three times) him. Then victim was detained. The victim appeals written decision of A/Chief of Police EPS dated September 20, 2005. This decision dismissed all allegations made by the victim in his written complaint of August 19, 2003, where he alleges misconduct by nine EPS officers: unlawfully evicting victim from his residence and string searching; tasering visitor at the residence of victim; unlawfully assaulting victim including assault with a weapon and not providing access to medical services when requested and required. Decision: Board affirmed decision of the Chief of Police to dismiss the allegations against nine officers.
  • Person in custody experiences physical violence from police.

    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.
  • Victim suffers injuries during police arrest.

    The victim alleges that on June 29, 2011, Constable Bradley Pearce and Constable Derek McIntyre caused bodily harm while arresting him for violating his parole. Tam Nguyen, a case worker at Independence Apartments halfway house testified he saw officers dragging victim up the stairs and Const. Pearce strike the parolee in the head with an open hand. The victim received three stitches to his head and suffered two black eyes and a swollen cheek. Because initial prosecutor proceeded summarily rather than by indictment in provincial docket court, the judge declared a mistrial.
  • Woman receives inappropriate, sexually explicit text messages from an officer who had previously arrested her

    In 2011, Officer Butchike arrested a woman in relation to a fraud investigation. Between late July and September 18th of that year, he was accused of sending sexually explicit and inappropriate text messages to the woman that were unrelated to his investigation. A complaint was launched by the woman in late 2011, and Butchike was charged with insubordination as well as discreditable conduct, with a deceit charge later added for his handling of the resulting EPS Professional Standards Investigation. Butchike quit his job with EPS in May 2014 just minutes before his disciplinary hearing was due to begin.
  • Victim who was cooperating suffers serious injuries when officer releases police dog to attack

    The victim alleges that in 2009, Constable Dzioba pulled him over for a missing licence plate. The Statement of Claim states that the victim cooperated by getting out of the car, placing his keys on the ground, putting his hands behind his head and approaching the officer to surrender. Despite this, the victim claims that Dzioba deployed his police dog without any warning or prior instruction to the victim. The victim suffered extensive injuries as the dog bit him for several minutes, resulting in permanent injuries and muscle damage. In 2012, Dzioba was due to attend a disciplinary hearing for unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority and deceit with relation to this event. He turned in his badge and resigned the day before the hearing was meant to occur.
  • Indigenous youth shot and killed by officer

    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.
  • Youth victim cooperates with arrest, officer tases him despite cooperation

    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.
  • Victim endures extensive delay of justice and lingering mental anguish when officer fails to lay charges against sexual violence perpetrator as directed

    A series of delays and poor communication with regards to handling sexual assault charges caused considerable distress to a victim who had been sexually abused by both her father and brother. On December 30, 2009, Officer Dahl completed an arrest report detailing the arrest of a man for multiple crimes against his sister, including sexual assault. He also forwarded information to the Delta Police Department regarding laying charges against the victim's father for historic sexual assaults that had previously been dismissed with no charges. In early 2010, the Delta Police Department returned the file to Dahl, stating that Crown approval was needed before they could proceed. The documents were forwarded to the Edmonton Crown Prosecutor's office in May of 2010. On November 2, 2011, Officer Dahl was forwarded a letter from the Crown recommending charges of sexual interference and sexual assault against the victim's father. The letter included instructions for Dahl to notify the Crown when the charges were laid and initial court date. In 2013 Dahl appeared at the Assistant Chief Crown Prosecutor's office without appointment, announcing that he had never laid the charges as instructed. The victim had phoned him to inquire and he realized his mistake. Dahl was then subject to an EPS investigation on allegations of Neglect of Duty. Investigators contacted the victim who expressed frustration with the process for taking so long and preventing her from moving on with her life due to the trial hanging over her. She was also angered by the fact that her father had developed severe dementia and would be unlikely to be held accountable for his actions due to the delays. During a disciplinary hearing in 2015, the allegations were proven to be true. He was given an 80 hour suspension without pay.
  • Woman sexually assaulted by off-duty EPS officer

    An acquaintance of EPS officer Samuel Sanson was allegedly sexually assaulted by him while he was off-duty in the early afternoon of January 20th, 2021. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate and made the determination that Sanson should be charged for the assault.
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