ASIRT continues to investigate fatal Calgary Police shooting

By The Canadian Press
April 13, 2018 - 8:02am

CALGARY- Alberta's police watchdog says a folding knife with its blade exposed has been recovered from the scene of a police-involved shooting in Calgary this week that left a man dead.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team and Calgary police have not released a name, but the man has been identified as a 26-year-old Calgary resident who was out on bail with conditions that he not possess weapons, including knives.

The shooting happened Monday night in a northeast neighbourhood, where investigators say a plainclothes officer got into a confrontation with a suspect and fired a single shot from a service firearm.

The man was struck in the upper chest and died at the scene.

Meanwhile, the Calgary Police Association wants ASIRT to release the names of people that officers shoot in the line of duty.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says its policy is not to release the names, even if these people are killed by police.

Les Kaminski, president of the association, says these people are often criminals who have attempted to murder police.

Kaminski says there is no law that compels the team, which reports to Alberta Justice, to keep the names private.

(The Canadian Press - CTV Cgy - Global Cgy)


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