Edmonton Police Officer charged by ASIRT

Edmonton, Alberta – The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has charged a member of the Edmonton Police Service.

Const. David Ahlstrom, 40, was charged with theft under $5,000 (x3) and breach of trust by a public officer(x3) on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

When the alleged incident first came to light in October 2016, the Edmonton Police Service took the matter very seriously. The Director of Law Enforcement was immediately notified and determined that it would be appropriate for ASIRT to conduct this investigation.

The EPS fully cooperated with ASIRT throughout the course of their investigation.

“We have no tolerance for behaviours that diminish or destroy the trust citizens have in our officers,” says Acting Deputy Chief David Veitch, Community Policing Bureau. “The alleged action of one member is not a reflection of the dedicated men and women who serve our community.”

As a result of the criminal charges, Const. Ahlstrom, who has eight years of service, has been suspended without pay pending the conclusion of the criminal proceedings. He was relieved from duty last night after his arrest.

“Citizens and the Edmonton Police Service expect our officers to be principled, upstanding and to act with integrity.” says Acting Deputy Chief Veitch.

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