24-hour deaths and violent crimes force Edmonton police to redirect more officers to downtown – Edmonton

A spate of suspicious deaths and violent crime over the past 24 hours in central Edmonton has prompted the police chief to pull resources from other parts of the city to quell the violence. “Two people have lost their lives and there’s a whole bunch of other serious stuff about it,” Chief Dale McFee said … Read more

Police search for suspect after sexual assault near south Edmonton school – Edmonton

Police are asking the public for advice as they attempt to locate a suspect in connection with a sexual assault near a south Edmonton school over the weekend. In a press release on Monday evening, police said the attack allegedly took place around 2:50 p.m. Sunday “in the heavily wooded area north of Johnny Bright … Read more

Edmonton Ukrainian National Federation hall vandalized with swastika – Edmonton

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is calling on police to investigate the vandalism of the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (UNF) in Edmonton as a possible hate crime. On Friday, people involved with the UNF found swastikas spray-painted on the building itself as well as on a “Stop Putin, Stop War” banner hanging just next to … Read more

Transit safety could be leveraged to boost Edmonton police budget: CTLA – Edmonton

The subject of transit safety and disorder has been a major concern for many people in Edmonton recently, but the Criminal Trail Lawyers’ Association said that, according to data from the Edmonton Transit Service, this may not be as bad as people think. “The rate of transit disturbances on Edmonton’s transit service has been quite … Read more

Review shows increased use of force by Edmonton police officers, EPS attributes increase for better reporting – Edmonton

New figures related to police use of force in Alberta’s capital show a significant increase in the number of incidents recorded between 2020 and 2021, but the Edmonton Police Service says this is likely due in large part party to a policy initiative introduced last year to improve reporting of these events. The EPS submitted … Read more