ASIRT Lets Off Cops in Death of Darryll Daniels Near Red Deer in 2015

A man runs into woods pursued by RCMP officers. They later come out. He does not. A month later his body is found submerged in a creek. Police were left to tell the story of what happened in those woods in 2015 near Red Deer, Alberta. On January 10, 2018, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), the agency that examines cases of police harm to civilians in Alberta, cleared the RCMP of wrongdoing in this case.

Darryll Daniels (45) was found dead in Waskasoo Creek on November 11, 2015. He was last seen during the police chase on October 6.

His mother has many questions about what actually happened to her son. In her words: “I miss him, I really, really miss him. It’s quite emotional. You wait for years for answers and in your heart you know he couldn’t have drowned. I know Darryll could have swam that creek without drowning” (quoted in Crawford 2018).


Further Reading

Crawford, Murray. 2018. “Questions Remain About Red Deer Man’s Death as Police Watchdog Closes Investigation.” Red Deer Advocate. January 10.



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