Alberta Mirror

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Lethal shooting investigation urges police in Alberta to check previous reports 

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Key takeaways: 

  • The report also urges further action for dealing with ‘criminal flight events.’
  • Judge Jody J. Moher noted the suggestions after a public fatality inquisition held in May and June in Edmonton. 
  • The report was shared on Wednesday.

A regional court judge wants all police powers in Alberta to investigate police conduct report suggestions from two primary cities following the lethal police shooting of a 30-year-old male in Edmonton.

Judge Jody J. Moher noted the suggestions after a public fatality investigation held in May and June in Edmonton. The report was assembled public on Wednesday.

Edmonton Police Service Const hit sterling Ross Cardinal numerous times. Christopher Clark, on the evening of Aug. 18, 2018, after Cardinal, was instructed to surrender. 

Before that night, Cardinal was driving a stolen car implicated in a hit-and-run with another vehicle in the vicinity of 66th Street and 123rd Avenue. 

Cardinal, who had a rifle, did not surrender and exchanged fire with the police officer. He died on the scene after being shot numerous times. 

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A regional court judge wants all police powers in Alberta to investigate police conduct report suggestions from two primary cities following the lethal police shooting of a 30-year-old male in Edmonton

Toronto, Calgary recommendations

In April this year, CBC News collected statistics to show police had hit more people in Edmonton than in any other city in Canada. 

In her report, Moher provides two suggestions headed toward all police forces in Alberta, including EPS.

Moher’s first suggestion calls for a study of past police conduct reports by ex-Deputy Attorney General of Canada Frank Iacobucci in Toronto and retired Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Neil Wittmann in Calgary.

Iacobucci’s 413-page report, released in 2014, had 84 pieces of advice for the Toronto Police Service following the slaying of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. 

The report points to changes in training and tools for police to adequately deal with people in trouble.

Source – CBC News

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