July 15, 2014 6:33 pm

Edmonton police constable charged with assault for 2013 arrest

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EDMONTON – An Edmonton police officer has been charged with using excessive force during an arrest.

The criminal charge was laid after an investigation by the Edmonton Police Service professional standards branch that was then reviewed by Alberta Justice.

It stemmed from a complaint that the officer allegedly used excessive and unlawful force on someone during an arrest on Nov. 19, 2013.

Police did not say if the person arrested was a man or woman, what the person was arrested for, or the circumstances of the arrest.

Cst. Kelly Stel, a 13-year member, has been charged with assault.

He has been assigned to the operational support division.

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