A review of video available of the incident reveals the presence of numerous witnesses, many of whom appear to be recording the incident on their phones. ASIRT is asking members of the public who may have witnessed the events that occurred outside the Boomtown Casino in Fort McMurray at about 2:30 a.m. on March 10, and/or may have any additional video or audio recordings of the incident, to contact ASIRT investigators at 780-644-1483.

With ASIRT’s investigation now underway, there will be no further comment on this matter until the matter has been concluded.

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.


This release is distributed by the Government of Alberta on behalf of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.

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