In Lethbridge, Alta, police arresting teenagers dressed as stormtroopers cleared out misconduct
Three police officers in Lethbridge, Alta Province knocked down and handcuffed a 19-year-old woman in stormtrooper costume. Star wars-According to Alberta’s police law, the subject business has been cleared of professional misconduct.
The officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, but Wednesday’s news was released after the case was reviewed by the Medicine Hat Police Department (MHPS).
Two 911 calls reported a person wearing a stormtrooper outfit and carrying a gun, prompting the police to respond to the space-themed restaurant, where the young woman encouraged passers-by to take advantage of its “May 4th” specials.
Listen | 911 calls issued by Lethbridge Police:
Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh said in a written statement: “There is no doubt that this incident is extremely stressful for the woman involved because she may not understand what happened. And I cannot see or communicate through the helmet.”
“For police officers who are trying to handle everything very quickly, while protecting themselves and others in the area from potentially lethal weapons, such gun calls are also very stressful.”
On May 4, 2020, Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina restaurant held a “May Fourth” promotion, which is a pun on the film series “May the Force be with you.”
The young woman encouraged passersby to try specialties such as Yoda soda in the restaurant.
She holds a toy E-11 blaster rifle in her hand, which is the standard equipment of the fictional stormtrooper.
After the police arrived, the young woman dropped the toy weapon, but the police said She didn’t comply initially Follow them and lie down on the ground.
The police drew their weapons, forcibly pushed the woman to the ground, and removed her helmet. The woman’s boss previously told CBC News that this caused her to bleed, bruise and scratches.
Deleted videos are virally spread, even Catch the attention of William Shatner, Known as Captain Kirk Star Trek.
The woman was handcuffed but was eventually released without any charges.
The Medicine Hat Police Department and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), a provincial police monitoring agency, handled the investigation of police conduct and reviewed the case.
In December last year, ASIRT ruled not to bring criminal charges against these police officers.
Listen | Another 911 call: