High Level RCMP arrest male causing a disturbance – UPDATED; “ASIRT is initiating an investigation into the circumstances of the incident”

Edmonton – The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is initiating an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, the Alberta RCMP’s internal review process has been implemented to gather a full account of what took place during this incident. RCMP training, policy, police response, and the duty status of the member involved will be subject to review. The Alberta RCMP is, of course, fully cooperating with ASIRT and will not be commenting further on this incident.

All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099

BACKGROUND

High Level, Alberta – The May 11, 2022, arrest of a male by a High Level RCMP officer has been the subject of public commentary on social media.

On May 11, 2022, High Level RCMP received a complaint of intoxicated people causing a disturbance at the Flamingo Inn in High Level. A lone High Level RCMP police officer arrived on scene and finding the suspect in a very intoxicated state attempted to arrest the male. The male refused to follow commands and a physical interaction occurred. Upon arrival of a second officer, the male was successfully brought under control without further incident.

File Photo - Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

High Level RCMP are conducting an internal review at this time with reference to the behaviours presented and the officers conduct.

The Alberta RCMP believes in processes that seek the facts and it’s important that processes taken to assess the actions of all those involved, including the police, are fair, transparent, and defendable. RCMP training, policy, police response, and the member’s duty status will be subject to review.

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