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ASIRT Seeking Witnesses in CPS Incident

On February 27, 2016, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed by the Director of Law Enforcement to investigate a sensitive incident involving members of the Calgary Police Service (CPS).

ASIRT is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two individuals who may have witnessed an incident involving two CPS police officers and a pedestrian that occurred on Friday, February 26, 2016 at approximately 1:15 a.m. at the corner of 2 Street and 16 Avenue NW in Calgary.

ASIRT has learned that two men walked by the incident as the police officers were taking the pedestrian into custody on the sidewalk. One of the pedestrians was observed videotaping the incident with his cell phone. The witnesses are described as two males ranging from 20 years old to early 30s, Caucasian, both wearing Calgary Flames jerseys and possibly baseball caps.

The police vehicle involved was a Ford truck displaying CPS decals.

ASIRT investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact ASIRT at 403-592-4306.

With ASIRT’s investigation underway, further comment will not be available at this time.

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.

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