ASIRT finds EPS ‘acted reasonably’ in arrest that led to loss of woman’s ear

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has found an Edmonton police officer “acted reasonably” in an arrest that left a 25-year-old woman with serious injuries.

On May 28, 2017, Edmonton police spotted a stolen Ford Expedition on Yellowhead Trail near Winterburn Road.

According to a release from ASIRT, there were four people inside the vehicle, including the 25-year-old woman.

“EPS members were unsuccessful at boxing in the vehicle, which led the driver to flee the scene with all occupants still inside,” the release read.

ASIRT said during pursuit, the stolen vehicle traveled at excessive speeds, ran red lights, and drove in the oncoming lanes of traffic. The driver pulled into a parking lot on Stony Plain Road and 178 Street as Air 1 watched from above.

The four people ditched the Expedition and got into another stolen vehicle and fled.

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