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Investigation continues into EPS officer-involved shooting causing death

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the circumstances surrounding the use of force. No additional information will be released.

As part of its ongoing investigation, ASIRT is continuing efforts to identify the two females or people who may have witnessed aspects of the confrontation between the man and police. ASIRT is asking anyone who may have information to contact investigators at 403-592-4306.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

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ASIRT: Investigation continues into RCMP officer-involved shooting causing injury on Kehewin First Nation

On Mar. 9, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the injury of a 22-year-old man on Kehewin First Nation earlier that day.

While investigating a homicide, Bonnyville Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers went to a residence on Kehewin First Nation. The officers believed a suspect was inside, and began to contain the residence. The man then came out of the residence, holding a firearm. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a confrontation between the man and the officers occurred, during which two officers discharged their firearms. The man was struck multiple times.

ASIRT investigates officer involved shooting
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Investiagation Continues into EPS officer -involved shooting causing death

On 107 Avenue near 105 Street at 7:03 p.m., a confrontation occurred between the officers and the 36-year-old man. The officers discharged their firearms, striking the 36-year-old man. Officers provided first aid to him until emergency medical services (EMS) arrived a short time later. Their efforts were unsuccessful, and the 36-year-old man was declared dead on scene. An imitation firearm was located nearby.

A 59-year-old man was located in medical distress in an apartment adjacent to the confrontation. Emergency first aid was provided for an apparent gunshot wound. EMS transported the 59-year-old man to a nearby hospital, but he was declared dead shortly after arriving.

City Council Approves Transit Safety Plan
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City Council Approves Transit Safety Plan

The approved funding of $3.9 million will be used over the pilot’s duration to expand COTT by adding additional staff and increasing the presence of the team on transit. We will also be working with Alberta Health Services to ensure people have access to services beyond the scope of COTT, such as health care, addictions treatment, psychiatric services and other specialized care. Throughout the three-year pilot period, the City of Edmonton will gather feedback from diverse Edmontonians and organizations and continue to make improvements.

Calgary Police Killed a Latjor Tuel
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Calgary Police Killed Latjor Tuel on Saturday

Calgary Police Service Constable Mark Newfeld would not comment on the number of shots fired by the Police.  He did say ‘the call the police responded to was not a mental health call but an assault call of a man with a knife and a stick. It was a police call and the police responded’. Officers unsuccessfully tried to seperate the man from the weapons. The man refused to surrender the weapons: knife and stick. The police had in their mind that Tuel had weapons and he had committed an assault.

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Canada’s First Black Justice Minister Kaycee Madu Fights Back in Step Back Mode

It is also curious as to why he paid for the ticket. That is an admission of guilt. If he felt so strongly about his version of events, he had one solid option: contest the ticket. This would have also put any improper police behaviour in the spotlight.

Even if Madu genuinely felt the police were surveilling him, it is still wrong to call the chief of police to discuss the ticket. He could have issued a public statement about the matter. That would have helped put the issue of police conduct front & centre.

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ASIRT Investigates death of man in RCMP Custody

An autopsy was conducted on Jan. 13. Full results of the autopsy, including toxicology results, are pending and will be incorporated into the investigation. ASIRT’s investigation will examine the circumstances surrounding the death in custody. No additional information will be released at this time.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

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Goodbye Minister Kaycee Madu, for now!

Minister Madu was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Edmonton-South West. He was sworn in as Minister of Justice and Solicitor General on August 25, 2020, making him Alberta’s first Black Justice Minister.It remains to be seen if this is the end of Minister Kaycee Madu’s career. What we know is, the UCP party is in a mess at the moment.

Indepth Conversations with Tee Adeyemo | Is Canada Police Reform Possible?
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How Should Policing Change in Canada | Coalition for Canadian Police Reform

The Commitment to Action report is a breath of fresh air from an already very progressive police service. However, we feel that the action plan which Chief Dale McPhee has said will be developed for the EPS should in fact be an action plan for the entirety of policing in Canada.

It is critical for police training in Canada to embrace best practices in education delivery. We believe that every police recruit educator in Canada should be able to put principles of adult education into action and close the gap between theory and practice. Policing is a complex mix of knowledge, values and actions. We know that there is excellent instruction taking place across Canada in different College programs and police services, however, feel it would be helpful to consider a rigorous competency based learning and assessment framework that is consistent across Canada, and which reflects industry best practice.