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  • Alberta Serious Incident Response Team investigating Strathmore incident

    ASIRT is asking anyone with video footage to contact investigators 

    The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate an encounter between a 51-year-old Strathmore woman, and her 25-year-old son and Strathmore RCMP members during an Aug. 21 traffic stop, that reportedly resulted in injury to both the woman and her son.

    On Aug. 21, at about 5 p.m., Strathmore RCMP pulled over the 25-year-old vehicle operator. 

    During the course of the traffic stop, additional RCMP officers arrived on scene. 

    The driver was arrested, taken into custody, and charged with uttering threats, obstruction of a peace officer and resisting arrest. He was released the next day.

    On Aug. 22, the woman posted a video on social media alleging that there had been no reason for the traffic stop and that it was retaliation for a complaint made to the RCMP on an earlier date. 

    The video alleges that her son had been unnecessarily and repeatedly subjected to the use of a conducted energy weapon, commonly referred to as a taser, and that both had been subjected to unnecessary uses of force, resulting in injury. 

    The woman shared the video and complained about the incident to public officials.

    ASIRT is asking any members of the public who may have witnessed the events on Aug. 21, or who may have available video of the incident, to please contact investigators at 403-592-4306.

    As the investigation is at its outset, no further information will be released.