Edmonton police officer charged with assault in June 2019 arrest near lawmaker – Edmonton

A police officer in Edmonton was charged with assault in connection with the use of force during an arrest June 11, 2019 near Alberta lawmakers.

The incident took place in the back parking lot of an apartment complex on 98 Avenue and 106 Street.

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The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said police saw a stolen Chevrolet Colorado truck around noon. 21:48 When they followed it, it drove away.

The police helicopter found the vehicle in the parking lot where police were boxing in the stolen vehicle with police cars, ASIRT said.

The driver was arrested and arrested.

Kyle Parkhurst, 26, was charged with flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation of a vehicle, assault on a peace officer with a weapon, possession of stolen property over $ 5,000, operation while prohibited, blocking a peace officer and three counts of violation of recognition.

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Video of the interaction shows that the tension escalated when the police agreed to the arrest.

“Hands up! Get out of your car,” an officer shouts. “Get your f -king in your hand,” another shout is heard seconds later.

Another video from a slightly different angle shows six officers moving in.

With the suspect surrounded, it appears to calm down in about 60 seconds.

Then an officer kicks someone on the ground.

“Come up! Do it,” an officer is heard loudly ordering the suspect after the kicks.

“Get up, a hole,” another officer is heard saying.

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The video then shows the suspect being lifted by officers, one of whom first pushes the man into the concrete wall of the building.

The videos were shared on social media and questions were raised about police actions.

On June 20, 2019, Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee said an involved officer was deprived of patrol duties.

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In its press release on Friday, ASIRT said: “the officer involved used force both before and after handcuffs were inflicted. The charge relates only to the use of force used after the man was arrested and handcuffed. ”

Following its investigation, ASIRT consulted with the Alberta Crown Attorney Service and it was determined that the officer should be charged.

Art. Dylan Awid was charged on Oct. 7 with assault.

He was released following an appearance announcement and is scheduled for his first appearance on November 18, 2021 in Edmonton Provincial Court.

– with files from Vinesh Pratap, Global News

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