Edmonton Police Shoot and Kill Man During Traffic Stop (March 9, 2017)

An Edmonton police officer shot and killed a man during a traffic stop on the afternoon of March 9, 2017. Police claim that the officer, a six year veteran of the force, was dispatched to the Holland Landing area in southwest Edmonton in response to two 911 calls about a driver swerving on the road. Police also claim the vehicle was pulled over at 1:43 PM. It was during this stop that the police officer discharged his firearm hitting and killing the victim who was declared dead at the scene. There has been no independent confirmation of any of the information reported by police. Few details have been made available to the public and the name of the victim has not been released. The names of officers who kill civilians are rarely released publicly and even then typically only in instances where charges are laid.

The case has been turned over to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team which investigates instances of police harm to civilians in Alberta.

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