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ASIRT investigating officer use of force during Calgary city hall break-in – Calgary

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating use of pressure inflicting damage involving a Calgary Police officers throughout a break-in at Calgary metropolis corridor earlier this week.

On Tuesday at round 3:55 a.m., CPS officers were called to a report of a break-in and construction fireplace at metropolis corridor.

Based on ASIRT, a person with a “long-edged weapon” was situated contained in the constructing and is alleged to have set quite a few fires on the third flooring.

The bladed weapon an intruder had in keeping with ASIRT as they’re now investigating using pressure inflicting damage by a CPS officer in the course of the arrest on Aug. 2, 2022, at Calgary metropolis corridor.

Courtesy: ASIRT

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In a information launch despatched out Friday morning, after verbal efforts to disarm the person have been unsuccessful, ASIRT mentioned an interplay occurred the place, “a number of officers discharged non-lethal weapons.” The person was arrested shortly after with the assistance of the Ok-9 unit.

EMS attended to offer help and transported the suspect to a Calgary-area hospital for therapy. ASIRT mentioned the person sustained important accidents throughout his arrest.

The long-edged weapon together with accelerants that have been used to set the fires have been recovered from the scene, in keeping with police.

Calgary police didn’t embody particulars of the Ok-9 unit being concerned nor in regards to the man’s accidents in its authentic information launch despatched out Tuesday.

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No extra data shall be launched as ASIRT investigates.

Anyone who could have witnessed or recorded the incident are requested to contact ASIRT investigator by calling 403-592-4306.

ASIRT is an impartial authorities company that investigates incidents involving Alberta’s police which have resulted in severe damage or loss of life, together with any severe allegations of police misconduct.

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