Alberta Mirror

Monday, October 3, 2022

Edmonton mayor orders two investigations into police actions in lead-up to Chinatown slayings

Alberta

Key takeaways: 

  • ‘This case was not a one-off or an error,’ says Amarjeet Sohi.
  • An investigation found that a man arrested for two killings in Edmonton’s Chinatown was brought to the city by RCMP officers, breaking his bail conditions.

Edmonton’s mayor insists that Alberta’s solicitor general and the city’s police commission conduct studies into actions by police in the days before two men were hit to death in the Chinatown district.

Amarjeet Sohi’s calls for the two reviews came Friday after a CBC News analysis announced that Alberta RCMP released an offender into the city three days before he was arrested in the beating demises.

The charge, Justin Bone, was dropped off in west Edmonton on May 15 by Parkland RCMP officers who had reaped him up in Alberta Beach, even though bail needs banned him from being in Edmonton unsupervised.

Edmonton Police Service officers talked to Bone the same day he was dropped off in Edmonton by RCMP. The city police officers did not imprison Bone because “no criminal violation was observed,” EPS stated.

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Edmonton’s mayor insists that Alberta’s solicitor general and the city’s police commission conduct studies into actions by police in the days before two men were hit to death in the Chinatown district

Bone is now charged with two tallies of second-degree killing in the May 18 slayings of Hung Trang, 64, and Ban Phuc Hoang, 61.

Sohi described Friday as a loss of the justice system and of policing in Alberta. He stated he and his associates on the city council were devastated to know of the events.

“I firmly ask the solicitor general to conduct a comprehensive assessment to get to the bottom of this problem and help close the holes in the system to guarantee this never happens again,” Sohi said.

“I also firmly request the solicitor general instantly stop the practice of allowing individuals in correctional facilities to be released into houselessness without a plan of help.

Source – cbc.ca

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