Constable Mike Wasylyshen is the poster-boy for our absurd police complaints process

    In 2002 Edmonton Police Service Constable Mike Wasylyshen took out his police-issued taser and fired it into 16-year-old Randy Fryingpan 8 times in just 68 seconds.  On October 9, 2012 Constable Mike Wasylyshen was found guilty of using

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Corey Maygard: Harassed by Edmonton Police for the “crime” of videotaping them on a public street

Corey Maygard was on the street on Friday, August 10, 2012 and saw what he thought were Edmonton Police Service constables physically abusing a man.  He pulled out his iPhone and started recording what he was witnessing. One of the

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The sad tale of two police forces and the differences in how they deal with “high-risk” takedowns

The other day I wrote about the case of Sammy Sobieh, the Edmonton business owner who was [allegedly] the subject of police brutality at the hands of the Edmonton Police Service. In the video released to the public of that

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Edmonton Police Services Sergeant charged with Assault

And so he should be, from what I can tell.  Sgt. Kevin Douglas is a 17-year veteran of the Edmonton City Police. On March 4, 2010 he got into an argument with one of the prisoners at Edmonton’s downtown cells. 

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