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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Edmonton constable's disciplinary hearing postponed

August 9, 2010
Matthew Bisson, News880

An Edmonton Police Constable, who fired a taser eight times at a passed out teenager, won't be facing the music just yet.

A disciplinary hearing for Constable Mike Wasylyshen has been postponed. It's not clear why.

Last fall, the Law Enforcement Review Board called for Wasylyshen to be charged with unnecessary exercise of authority and insubordination in connection with an incident in 2002. The board heard that Wasylyshen fired a stun gun eight times, in just over a minute, on Randy Fryingpan. It was an effort to remove the teenager from a vehicle that a 911 caller told police was being stolen.

It's not the first time the son of former Edmonton Police Chief Bob Wasylyshen has been in trouble with the law. He pleaded guilty to assault and was fined $500 for attacking a man on crutches outside a Whyte Avenue bar while off duty back in 2005.

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