Police Commission Handles Homeless Complaints - new
Feb, 02 2007 - 10:20 AM
EDMONTON/630CHED - The Edmonton Police Commission has taken over the handling of complaints that homeless people were rounded up on Whyte Avenue and were taken for rides in paddy wagons. An EPS spokesman tells CHED News from now on questions must be directed to the Edmonton Police Commission. It's not known if the Police Commission will take over the investigation. Yesterday's call from the Aboriginal Human Rights Commission for a investigation of the police may be responsible for the involvement of the Police Commission. Meanwhile, Police won't say anything about a new claim from a homeless man who told the Journal he was taken for a ride last fall. The man says police pounced on him after a customer of a sidewalk cafe complained. He says he was manhandled into a van and was driven north of 153rd Avenue where he was abandoned.