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Having reviewed the investigation in its entirety, Executive Director Susan Hughson, QC determined that there are no reasonable grounds, nor reasonable suspicion, to believe any officers committed any offences in relation to the death of the AP.
In terms of the duty of care, the AP was seen by medical professionals and regular checks were done during his detention. Officers and staff had multiple dealings with the AP throughout his detention. He was conscious and functioning for the overwhelming majority of time until shortly before he was found in medical distress. The conduct of the officers did not constitute a marked departure (failing to provide the necessaries) or a marked and substantial departure (criminal negligence) from the standard of care reasonably expected. As such, there are no reasonable grounds, nor reasonable suspicion, to believe that the involved officers committed any offences and, accordingly, no police officer will be charged with any offences arising out of this incident.
The complete report and the decision of ASIRT’s Executive Director can be found here.
This release is distributed by the Government of Alberta on behalf of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.