Edmonton City Police
Today as I sat waiting for my daughter to finish work with my other two smaller children in the car with me. I saw something a little uneasy. I saw a police officer searching a handcuffed male in the age range from about 16-20. in a red Hoodie black or blue sweat pants. I can only assume he got caught stealing. he wasn’t resisting or giving them any sort of trouble simply just standing there. There were two police officers, one all of a sudden became so enraged over nothing as I had been watching as were my children.
In my opinion the officer in question abused his power he shoved this male suspect into he’s cruiser where he slightly hit his head while being shoved into the car. then the police officer slams the car door and walks toward his parent at the back and laughs. a few seconds later the same police offer reopens the car door and again looses his cool on the male suspect for no reason that I could tell or see yelling and reaching in for lord only knows what reason.
I was pretty close but it was dark and I don’t think the police realized I had been watching the whole time…..the safest thing is my youngest turned and said to me….mommy why is that police officer being so mean to that boy, I thought police officers were suppose to help people not hurt them, with such a sad face we left I had no words to describe this event…. I hope the male taken into custody is ok regardless of his mistake we are all human beings! Great job Whyte Ave police way to show our young children of today why they should not trust you. You should be ashamed of yourself.