- Hunter Robinz was charged Wednesday after a 2-year ASIRT probe.
- An Edmonton Police Service constable encounters numerous charges, including a sexual attack, after a prolonged probe into his treatment of females while on duty.
Edmonton Police charged with sexual assault cases:
An Edmonton police official has been accused with sexual assault after a two-year probe into his moves showed a way of behaviour toward women that violated norms for police guilt and behaviour.
Const. Hunter Robinz was apprehended Wednesday and arrested with one count of sexual assault, one count of unauthorized usage of a computer database and two different counts of violation of trust.
The charges were applied by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), which started probing a sexual assault charge against Robinz on Aug. 9, 2019.
ASIRT alleges that on June 29, 2019, Robinz was on duty when he went in uniform to the house of a 24-year-old female he had met on an before service call.
A sexual assault then took place at the house, ASIRT stated in a press release Thursday.
“During that investigation, evidence was obtained that reflected possible involvement in other matters that might warrant their investigation,” the release stated. Source – cbc.ca
‘Way of conduct’
The proof indicated that between March 2017 and June 2019, Robinz “engaged in a pattern of behaviour involving his on-duty contact with women that breached the standard of responsibility and conduct required as a police officer … thereby committing a breach of trust,” ASIRT stated in the press release. Source – cbc.ca
“Considerable trust is placed in police officers who often encounter individuals in times of crisis or vulnerability.” Source – cbc.ca
The probe discovered proof that between September 2018 and July 2019, Robinz accessed protected databases for names and addresses of people for private causes irrelevant to his duties, thereby committing the crimes of unauthorized usage of a computer and violation of trust.