On Feb. 1, the Director of Law Enforcement (DLE) was notified that the results of a request made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act revealed a number of potentially unauthorized searches of the name and related files of an individual. These searches were conducted between January 2018 and November 2018.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the instances where the databases were accessed, and seek to determine whether these activities were conducted for a lawful purpose. As ASIRT’s investigation is underway, no further information will be released at this time.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate incidents involving 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.