ASIRT directed to investigate incident involving Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Service


The Director of Law Enforcement has directed the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) to investigate the circumstances leading up to a fatal collision on February 18.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. an officer of the Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Service attempted to stop a suspicious truck that was seen travelling at a high rate of speed. The truck failed to stop for the officer and exited from Tsuu T’ina land into Calgary on 37 Street travelling southbound in the northbound lanes. This resulted in a fatal head-on collision with a motorist travelling northbound from 146 Avenue on 37 Street. Two occupants from the truck have been taken into custody by the Calgary Police Service and their investigation is ongoing. The identity of the deceased will not be released pending notification of next-of-kin.

ASIRT investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of 37 Street and 146 Avenue SW at approximately 6:30 a.m. on February 18 and who may have seen the events leading up to, and including the collision, to contact ASIRT. Witnesses are asked to contact ASIRT at 403-592-4306.

With ASIRT’s investigation underway, further comment will not be available until the investigation is completed.

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.