Po­lice of­fi­cer who shot and killed driver cleared

Calgary Herald - - CITY+REGION -

ED­MON­TON Al­berta’s po­lice watch­dog has cleared an Ed­mon­ton of­fi­cer who shot and killed a man dur­ing a traf­fic stop.

The Al­berta Se­ri­ous In­ci­dent Re­sponse Team says the of­fi­cer who shot the 55-year old man on March 9, 2017 faced a “real risk of death.”

Of­fi­cials say the of­fi­cer pulled over a sus­pected im­paired driver and they both got out of their ve­hi­cles.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­firmed the man had a hunt­ing knife and there was a strug­gle.

The of­fi­cer, who was on the ground, shot the man four times.

He tried to per­form CPR, but the man was de­clared dead at the scene.

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