Man charged in hate motivated attack in west Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has charged one man in a hate-motivated attack in west Edmonton.

On Feb. 1, 2022 at approximately 8:17 a.m., police responded to a trouble with person call outside a coffee shop in the area of 149 St. and Stony Plain Rd. It was reported that a 59-year-old Filipino female exited the coffee shop when a male, who was unknown to her, began yelling at her and using racial slurs.

The complainant was able to get into her vehicle and lock the doors. The male then attacked the vehicle, causing damage to a mirror and windshield wiper.

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Police arrested Brian Reginald Gee, 64, and charged him with mischief under $5000. The EPS Hate Crimes and Violent Extremism Unit is also recommending that Section 718.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada be applied in this case, allowing the courts to consider increased sentencing when there is evidence the offence was motivated by hatred.

The complainant is being provided support through the EPS Crime and Trauma-informed Support Services.

The file remains under investigation and further charges may apply.

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The EPS recognizes that hate-motivated crime hurts not only the victim, but that the vicarious trauma has an impact on entire communities. It makes people feel unsafe and creates distrust between citizens. If you have been affected by a hate crime or incident, you can contact the EPS Crime and Trauma-Informed Support Services at [email protected] or call 780-421-2217.

If you have been the victim of a hate crime or incident, please report it to police at 911 if it’s an emergency, or 780-423-4567 if it is not an emergency. You can even report anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Hate Crimes investigators want to know about any hate related incidents, as it helps them keep track of what is going on in our city.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 22R010

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