Edmonton peace officers exonerated in excessive force, racial profiling case

A city investigation has exonerated two Edmonton transit peace officers accused of racial profiling and excessive force by a black teenager.

But the teen's lawyer called the city's investigation biased and negligent, and said he intends to appeal.

The youth, who is not being identified due to safety and employment concerns, was 15 years old when he filed complaints with the city and police after his arrest on Jan 19, 2018.

Cellphone video from the incident at the Belvedere LRT station shows the teen was pushed to the ground and handcuffed by two peace officers who then ticketed him for loitering.

Edmonton Police Service investigators determined the peace officers acted within their lawful authority, and no charges were laid following an investigation that ended in October.

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