In 2020, Edmonton rallied against racism and police brutality. Now what?

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EPS officer placing his knee on a  man's head and neck during an arrest from 2018 (Dylan says the service actually responded on instagram and said it was investigated and the officer was disciplined for swearing). The video is from Facebook and Sifa Ngeze claims the man is her husband.
An Edmonton police officer places his knee on a man’s head and neck during an arrest in July 2018. Photo by Supplied

Defunding unpopular; accountability wanted

But the idea of defunding the police doesn’t have much support here, says University of Alberta criminology professor Temitope Oriola.

Police have much stronger favourability ratings in Canada than the United States. An Angus Reid study released in October found 79 per cent of Edmontonians had favourable…

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