At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 2, the St. Albert RCMP received a report that a “younger male” in his “early 20s” was behaving oddly in the playground of the Albert Lacombe School. The caller thought that the male could have “some severe handicap” or possibly be on drugs, and should not be left in the playground alone. Police were dispatched for a suspicious male who was either on drugs or handicapped.

Police later arrested the male at the playground. He was taken to the detachment and lodged in cells. After being assessed by emergency medical services, he was transported to a hospital.

ASIRT’s investigation will examine the arrest and detention by the police officers. ASIRT’s mandate does not extend to other involved individuals. No additional 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.