ASIRT’s investigation focused on whether the EPS officer employed excessive force, including the alleged use of a baton, while arresting a man on that date.

Evidence gathered during ASIRT’s investigation provided reasonable grounds to believe that an offence had been committed. As 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 the officer should be charged.

On Aug. 30, Const. Alexander Doduk was charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. He is scheduled for first appearance on Oct. 11 at the Alberta Court of Justice in Edmonton.

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.