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Serious Incident Response Team investigates after suspect alleges broken nose due to excessive force during arrest.

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From the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team

On Aug. 1, 2018, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident in the early morning of July 30, 2018, involving a pursuit following an attempted vehicle stop by members of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).

At approximately 12:28 a.m., EPS members observed a vehicle eastbound on 108 Avenue from 101 Street. The licence plate was listed as stolen and officers began to follow the vehicle, which was occupied by a male driver and a woman sitting in the front passenger seat. At 107 Avenue and 98 Street, the man pulled over the vehicle and got out. Police pulled their marked police vehicle in behind, activated the emergency equipment and exited to speak to the man.

The man turned around, returned to his vehicle and drove away, heading west. Police initiated a pursuit that involved multiple EPS vehicles.

During the criminal flight, the vehicle went west on 107 Avenue. The driver accelerated to high speeds, ran a red light and, at approximately 102 Street, appeared to intentionally strike a woman pedestrian and run her over. The vehicle struck a light standard on the north sidewalk, severing it, before continuing west. As some officers stopped to render emergency aid to the pedestrian, others continued after the vehicle.

A patrol vehicle unsuccessfully tried deliberate vehicle contact with the driver’s door of the suspect vehicle to force a stop. Officers in a marked police wagon activated their emergency equipment and, at 103 Street on 107 Avenue, a second attempt to force the man to stop succeeded when the police wagon made contact with the front end of the suspect vehicle as a second police unit made contact with the driver’s side. The driver and passenger fled the scene on foot.

When the 31-year-old man who was allegedly driving the vehicle failed to comply with verbal commands to stop, officers used a conducted energy weapon (CEW), which struck him in the back. The man fell to the ground and was taken into custody. The female passenger evaded apprehension at the time but police found and arrested her on outstanding warrants in the days following the incident.

The pedestrian who was struck and injured during the incident was transported to hospital, where she remains in stable condition.

When the incident occurred, the Edmonton Police Service notified the director of law enforcement of the incident and the decision was to leave the matter with EPS.  As EPS started to investigate, they became aware that the driver, in custody at the Edmonton Remand Centre, was alleging that he had sustained a broken nose as a result of a use of force during his arrest. EPS made an additional notification to the director of law enforcement and, on Aug. 1, ASIRT was asked to assume conduct of the investigation.

ASIRT’s investigation will focus on the circumstances surrounding police conduct during the criminal flight response and injuries sustained by the pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle. The EPS has conduct of the investigation into the conduct of the occupants of the vehicle.

With the investigation underway, ASIRT will not make any further comment until the matter is concluded.

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

Edmonton

LISTEN: SportsNet’s Ken Reid joins Bryn and Robin to talk about his new book about Eddie Shack

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SportsNet’s Ken Reid joins the boys to talk about his new book about Eddie Shack, talks hockey and talks about how important it is to travel from coast to coast in Canada.Post Media’s Gerry Moddejonge breaks down the mess that is the current version of the Edmonton Eskimos. Will they fold completely down the stretch?

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The Outsiders are Edmonton media veterans Bryn Griffiths and Robin Brownlee. Together, they intend to bring us a different perspective on sports gained from decades inside the business. They’ve been around for a while, and both have rolodexes literally overflowing with the contacts of some amazing sports figures.

This is a new weekly sports podcast with a keen eye on the hottest topics of the week in Canada.  Expect them to serve up some outstanding conversations with a sports luminaries new and old.

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Listen: TSN’s Ryan Rishaug joins Dean Millard – #HumboldtStrong and the impact on his life

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TSN’s Ryan Rishaug has one of the best jobs in sports. He covers on a daily basis the best player in the world with Connor McDavid of the Oilers and he’s routinely front and centre at all the big events.

Some of those events however aren’t fun to cover. Like the story that began on April 6th, 2018 when 16 people died and 13 more suffered some with very serious injuries. Ryan tells the story of what it was like to cover such a life changing event and the impact it had on his life. He also had an interesting transition from a junior hockey career to a broadcaster covering the junior team he had just played on.

Recently Darren Dreger appeared on Sports and More and told a few stories about Rishaug, so Ryan dutifully defended himself and discussed the one big prank that backfired on him and if Bob McKenzie is off limits. Finally we discuss the Oilers (before the Neal Quad on Tuesday) and whether or not he’s willing to accept a few mistakes from Mike Smith due to his aggressive play (hint, he’s not!!!) It was a really fun chat with one of the most recognizable and talented reporters in Canada. Enjoy my talk with Ryan Rishaug of TSN.

After 22 years in the media world of television and radio, from Brandon, Manitoba to Red Deer, Alberta over to Regina, Saskatchewan and settling in Edmonton, Alberta, I found myself on the side of the desk with a pink slip in my hand, unexpectedly.

​Over the next few weeks and with my mind racing to a million thoughts, I decided to embark on the journey of podcasting. My broadcasting background has mainly been in sports, and it will still be a big part of my podcasting, but I will be focusing on other subjects as well, from sports to cannabis education and more.

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