Charges laid for Assault on Police Officer – UPDATE: ASIRT to Investigate

Edmonton, Alberta – The RCMP and the Director of Law Enforcement with the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General’s office in Alberta, have discussed this incident.  It has been decided that the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) will investigate this matter.

An independent investigation into incidents involving police are important as it contributes to the trust and confidence the public has in their police service.

BACKGROUND

Edmonton, Alberta – On March 10, 2020, at 2 a.m., the Wood Buffalo RCMP initiated a vehicle stop on an unoccupied and idling vehicle with an expired plate. Allan ADAM was one of the occupants who returned to the vehicle at which point a confrontation occurred. During the incident, ADAM was being placed under arrest and resisted. The members were required to use force to effect the arrest.

ADAM has been charged with:

Section 129(a), Resisting Arrest of the Criminal Code; and

Section 270(2), Assault Police in execution of duty of the Criminal Code.

Police Officer Assault
Police Officer Assault

This incident was capture on the in-car video system in the police vehicle. This video of the incident was reviewed by superiors as per our policy. It was determined that the members’ actions were reasonable and did not meet the threshold for an external investigation.

This matter is now before the courts. ADAM will be in Wood Buffalo Provincial court on July 2, 2020.

Wood Buffalo RCMP



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