Edmonton police officer suspended 40 hours, must apologize for grabbing RCMP officer's throat

An off-duty Edmonton police officer who grabbed an RCMP sergeant by the throat during her arrest for impaired driving must write a letter of apology, a police disciplinary officer ruled.

Edmonton police Const. Carrie Dreger will also be suspended for 40 hours without pay once she returns to work for the city police, said a July 24 professional conduct ruling.

“An assault like this differs from most of the assaults I see before me,” wrote presiding officer and retired RCMP chief superintendent Fred Kamins in his decision. “It was not in the line of duty. It was not a misjudgement or misapplication of force during an arrest. Pure and simple, it was Constable Dreger lashing out.


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