Edmonton, Alberta – An Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officer is facing assault charges in relation to a July 2021 incident.
Detective Scott Carter, a 25-year member with the EPS, is facing two counts of assault on a peace officer pursuant to Sec. 270(1)(a) and one count of assault pursuant to Sec. 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada. These charges are related to an off-duty incident that occurred on July 6, 2021 in the area of 101 Street and 103 Avenue. No injuries were reported by the complainants involved.
The EPS Professional Standards Branch received a complaint regarding the incident on July 07, 2021 and a formal investigation was launched on July 15, 2021. The case was then referred to Alberta Crown Prosecution Services in Calgary on November 25, 2021 to determine if criminal charges were warranted. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, prosecutors recommended charges.
Detective Carter was issued an Appearance Notice on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 and was relieved from duty without pay. He was in a non-patrol role at the time of the incident.
Following the completion of the court proceedings, a Police Service Regulation (PSR) investigation by the EPS Professional Standards Branch will commence, as per 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-R22-01
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