Chinatown Double Murder: Police Commission Wants Independent Review

Chinatown Double Murder: Police Commission Wants Independent Review

Justin Bone is the alleged murderer of Hung Trang, 64, and Ban Phuc Hoang, 61.

In a statement released Monday, the Edmonton Police Commission said it decided “to engage an independent third party with solid legal experience to assist [it] in reviewing the circumstances of the arrival and of [Justin Bone's] stay in Edmonton. The man is charged with second degree murder in connection with the deaths of two men in Edmonton's Chinatown on May 18.

The police commission does not x27;did not say who would conduct the review.

  • Protest calls for increased security in Edmonton's Chinatown

  • The double murder in Edmonton Chinatown could have been avoided

  • Assess how and when the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) interacted with the accused person

  • Review applicable police policies

  • Review publicly available reports or procedures other agencies, such as the RCMP, the probation office and the justice system

  • Provide updates to the committee regarding information acquired during the review of processes and procedures

  • Produce a final report for the commission once all legal proceedings in this case are completed or a new stage is taken. This report will describe all known information, potential gaps in the matter and recommend how best to fill these gaps in the future.

According to the police commission, the third-party report will be released after Justin Bone's trial.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is also conducting a review that will look at the decisions made by officers, the operational policies and procedures currently in place that guide such decisions, gaps in support systems, and how it coordinates its interventions with partner organizations when a multitude of social and legal factors are involved.

Hung Trang, 64, and Ban Phuc Hoang, 61, have were killed in Edmonton's Chinatown on May 18.

Three days earlier, Parkland RCMP officers dropped off accused Justin Bone, 36, in west Edmonton, despite the conditions of his bail prohibiting him from being in the city without supervision.

According to a statement from EPS last month, the service received a call from a complainant about the man and assessed the situation based on information provided by the RCMP, but did not respond. did not interact with Mr. Bone.

The accused was arrested the same day, near where the separate attacks took place.

< p class="e-p">The killings sparked outrage over high crime rates in Chinatown and sparked calls to end the practice of leaving inmates on bail or parole in downtown Edmonton .

Christina Trang, the daughter of one of the victims, says she does not understand why Justin Bone was dropped off in the city and that the RCMP and police #x27;Edmonton have shaken the public's trust.

In a Twitter feed on Monday, Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi called the victims' deaths preventable, expressing concern about the events leading up to the killings.

I too have questions about how our justice and policing system has failed this community, says- he in the tweet.

In late May, Justice Minister Tyler Shandro invoked the Police Act to force r the mayor of Edmonton to address violence in the downtown core. He requested that the mayor present a public safety plan to increase the police response to the disorder in the neighborhood.

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