Crime & Court

Edmonton Transit Peace Officer charged with assault

EDMONTON – An Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) Peace Officer has been charged with one count of assault in connection to an incident that occurred at the Southgate LRT Transit Station in October 2020.

It was reported to police on Oct. 14, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., ETS Peace Officers attended the Southgate LRT Platform to assist another ETS Peace Officer who was affecting the arrest of a male for obstruction. While being placed in handcuffs, a verbal altercation occurred between the male and an ETS Peace Officer, who then allegedly struck the male in the face.

The male was later released into the custody of Edmonton Police Service members, who transported him to a shelter for the evening.

On Dec. 22, 2020, following the conclusion of its own internal investigation, the ETS Professional Standards Unit contacted Edmonton Police and a subsequent criminal investigation was launched.

Brent St. Pierre, 27, has since been charged with one count of assault.