O cers charged with kid­nap­ping in 2010 in­ci­dent

Mem­ber of CPS with the o cers at the time re­ported it years later

Metro Canada (Calgary) - - YOUR ESSENTIAL DAILY NEWS - Lu­cie Ed­ward­son Metro | Calgary

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.

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