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Edmonton police constable, two former community peace officers charged in holding-cell death

June 7, 2023  By Brendan Coulter, CBC News

June 7, 2023, Edmonton, Alta. – An Edmonton police officer and two former peace officers have been charged in relation to the 2020 death of a man who overdosed in a holding cell. On March 16, 2020, a 38-year-old man was found dead inside a holding cell at an Edmonton Police Service detainee management unit. An autopsy determined he died of fentanyl toxicity. An Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) investigation found last year that community peace officers on duty failed to complete required wellness checks on the man. | READ MORE

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