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Edmonton police officer charged in aggravated assault of man in Mac's store

06/04/2015 06:14 EDT | Updated 06/04/2016 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - An Edmonton police officer has been charged in the aggravated assault of a man who was seriously hurt during an encounter in a convenience store.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team was asked to investigate what happened on March 8, 2014, when an officer responded to a complaint of an intoxicated man.

The man was refusing to leave a Subway shop inside a Mac's convenience store.

ASIRT says the officer "had contact" with the 45-year-old man, who suffered a complex facial fracture needing hospitalization and surgery.

ASIRT says no weapon was involved.

Police say Const. Sean Briegel, a four-year veteran, has been placed on administrative duties.

ASIRT investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in serious injury or death.

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