No charges for Lethbridge officers who surveilled Alberta MLA Shannon Phillips: watchdog letter

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Posted May 27, 2024 3:26 pm

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Alberta’s constabulary watchdog says location will beryllium nary criminal charges for 2 constabulary officers who collapsed rules erstwhile they surveilled a legislature member.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says location are reasonable grounds to judge 2 Lethbridge constabulary officers committed offences erstwhile they did a criminal grounds cheque connected section New Democrat MLA Shannon Phillips.

But it says nan Alberta Prosecution Service wished nan circumstances didn’t meet its trial to spell to court.

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The accusation is contained successful a missive from nan agency to nan politician’s lawyer, Michael Bates.

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The rumor began successful 2017, erstwhile an serviceman overheard Phillips discussing biology issues successful a java shop.

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He texted a chap serviceman and nan 2 subsequently searched Phillips in constabulary databases and photographed and followed her.

The 2 officers received impermanent demotions.

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