O cers charged with kidnapping in 2010 incident
Member of CPS with the o cers at the time reported it years later
The Calgary Police Service firmly stands behind three officers charged with kidnapping and assault in relation to a 2010 incident.
Acting Supt. Don Coleman said the Edmonton Crown recommended the charges Wednesday after being forwarded a formal complaint from CPS’ Professional Standards Section (PSS) in June 2015, dating back to Jan. 20, 2010.
Coleman said the PSS investigation revealed that the alleged victim died several months afterward, and his death was not connected nor considered suspicious.
“The man never filed a complaint against the officers prior to his death,” he said.
Coleman said a former CPS officer — who was with the other officers the night of the alleged crime — came forward with the allegations several years after his resignation.
The allegations involve an incident in which four officers were conducting an investigation into an at-risk youth. The officers, who were part of the Vice Unit, were searching for a youth to apprehend under the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act. The officers identified a man they believed had information about the whereabouts of the people who might be exploiting the youth. It’s alleged the person was put into an unmarked police car and driven around for about 20 minutes, during which time he was assaulted.
Det. Reagan Hossack, an 18-year member, Sgt. Mark Schwartz, a 16-year member and Det. Paul Rubner, a 25-year member, all faces charges.