The male was arrested on March 23. During this arrest, officers allegedly used force, including with a conducted energy weapon.

The evidence gathered during ASIRT’s investigation provided reasonable grounds to believe that an offence had been committed. As is required by the Police Act, the investigation was forwarded to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) to determine whether the evidence met the standard for prosecution.

Following a review of the investigation and having been advised that the evidence met the ACPS’s standard for prosecution, ASIRT executive director Michael Ewenson determined that two involved officers should be charged. On Sept. 29, 2022, Const. Dustin Adsett and former Const. Oli Olason were jointly charged with assault with a weapon and assault. They are scheduled for first appearance on Nov. 9, 2022, in Edmonton provincial court.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released.

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.