Two Edmonton Police Service officers facing assault charges

Edmonton, Alberta – Two EPS officers are facing assault charges in relation to an October 2019 incident.

Const. Jed Winter, a five-year member with the EPS, and Const. Jocelyn Wynnyk, a four-year member with the EPS, are each facing one count of assault pursuant to Sec. 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The charges are related to an arrest on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in the area of 102 Street and 104 Avenue.

Const. Winter was issued an Appearance Notice on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Const. Wynnyk has been advised of the charge and is expected to formally receive an Appearance Notice on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Both officers are currently working in non-public facing positions with the EPS.

Edmonton Police Service
Edmonton Police Service

The EPS Professional Standards Branch received a complaint regarding the arrest on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 and a formal investigation was launched the same day. The case was then referred to Alberta Crown Prosecution Services in Calgary in June 2021 to determine if criminal charges were warranted. On Wednesday, Nov.17, 2021, prosecutors recommended both EPS members be charged with assault.

Following the completion of the court proceedings, a Police Service Regulation (PSR) investigation by the EPS Professional Standards Branch will commence, as per normal EPS protocol.

As the matter is currently before the courts, the EPS is not able to provide further comment or information about the incident or investigation.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: PSB-R21-04

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