It is the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team’s (ASIRT) policy not to confirm investigations related to serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct as it may compromise investigational strategies and negatively impact the outcome.
Given that the Calgary Police Service (CPS) has already indicated that ASIRT is involved, ASIRT will confirm it has been directed by the Director of Law Enforcement to investigate allegations under s. 46.1(1)(b)(ii) involving CPS Deputy Chief Parhar. The matter is being actively investigated.
As with all investigations, ASIRT seeks to determine whether misconduct occurred and if misconduct did occur, whether it could constitute an offence under the Criminal Code or any other act of Parliament or the Legislature of Alberta. ASIRT conducts independent, thorough, objective investigations in a manner consistent with the level of investigative excellence that follows ASIRT’s objective to maintain public confidence in policing.
ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently, and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.