Everyone victimised by police, judges, lawyers or politicians will appreciate this video. The decision to upload it was made after CBC journalists Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell exposed intentional and excessive use of force by Edmonton police. See: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-police-violent-arrest-1.5204196
In Gerald’s case Cst. Bob Schmidt’s body camera kept recording after the incident and plays to the end of the video. Schmidt is heard openly lying about his police warning to Gerald on arrival at the scene, falsely stating he issued the required statements as “stop, sir, police, you’re under arrest”, which his own body cam audio proves is fabrication. Once he had Gerald on the ground he told him he was under arrest, which is prohibited conduct.
The bodycam recorded Crespo saying Gerald punched back at him when he arrived. The HAWCS video proves this is also a lie. Crespo was recorded saying he arrived and “just started swinging” in what proved to be more than 20 closed fist punches and hammer strikes to Gerald’s head and face. Gerald was charged with criminal assault against Crespo and originally of Schmidt as well, which was later changed to obstruction. Neither charge went to trial; they were stayed. Sgt. Fraser is heard saying, “depending on what happens… we’ll do him for assault”.
Gerald filed complaints to the Police Commission, who sent them to the Calgary Police to investigate. It was firmly established long ago that a police force cannot impartially investigate its own members; it’s an extreme and direct conflict of interests. After months of waiting it was obvious no investigation was underway and the investigating officer refused to provide Gerald records and information he was entitled to, for the purpose of detailing his complaint. He withdrew the complaint, which will be dealt with via other avenues.
It seems the only way to resolve systemic abuse is to publish it on social media, so here is Gerald’s video. What Edmonton police did to Kyle Parkhurst was shocking but the Edmonton officers’ brutality diminishes when compared to the assault Gerald received, resulting in a broken nose, broken ribs, fractured bones in his right foot, excessive blood loss from his ears, eyes, nose and mouth, concussion, contusions, lacerations, taser-probe holes in his back and permanent hearing loss. He also lost a tooth just months after the incident. His dentist had no idea of the brutal Calgary police blows to his face and head and asked Gerald if he had suffered any head trauma recently.
This incident was pre-arranged and intentionally escalated by Calgary police, to try and shut Gerald up about systemic fraud, corruption and abuse of power in family courts and maintenance enforcement agents, among others.
Again, this incident arose from two provincial traffic tickets. Cst. Schmidt (seen illegally reversing his vehicle into an alley and hitting a post) added a Rules of the Road ticket for an illegal U-turn in an alley but, as the video shows, this is also pure fabrication. The helicopter operator was wrong calling it a “5-point turn”; Schmidt got it wrong calling it as a “U-turn”. It was a perfectly executed, lawful 3-point turn. Four groundless criminal charges were added, which proceeded in Alberta’s provincial courts as indictable offences. No Criminal Code procedures were applied and the entire prosecution was a travesty of justice conducted in kangaroo courts by tin-pot dictators.
After 18 months every single charge was stayed by the Crown without reasons or explanations given. Keep watching – a website is coming to expose and explain systemic abuse, increase awareness and stop this happening to anyone else.
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