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Lawyer files complaint against Red Deer RCMP constable

A Red Deer RCMP constable who was caught on video beating a man arrested for impaired driving two years ago could be investigated.

Cory Nielsen was acquitted of impaired driving and resisting a peace officer after his convictions were overturned on appeal on Oct. 24. The judge at his original trial had ruled that the police officer did not use excessive force. READ

Court losing patience with accused in death of longboarder

A Penhold woman implicated in the death of a longboarder late in May has been given two more weeks to make some decisions on a growing list of criminal charges. READ

Red Scorpions suspects back in court on Nov. 26

Four Red Deer-area residents alleged to have ties with the Red Scorpions crime group have been given two more weeks to enter elections on criminal charges now before the court. READ

Father sought help for son just days before murder

A former Red Deer city councillor who was beaten to death by his own son had reached out for help just days before the attack. READ

Machete assault nets man four-year jail term

Still adamant he wielded a machete in self-defence, a Red Deer man convicted of using that machete to strike another man as many as five times was sentenced to four years in custody. READ

Court hears police tapes in Guilbault murder trial

The defence opens its case on Monday in the trial of a Red Deer man charged with murdering his father. READ

Daughter testifies about discovering Timothy Guibault's body

Witnesses are testifying in court today about the murder two years ago of a former Red Deer city councillor. READ

Lacombe oilfield worker guilty of drunk driving

An oilfield worker from Lacombe has been found guilty of two out of three charges laid after a fatal collision near Sylvan Lake in the fall of 2013. READ

Judge raps court system

An Edmonton judge has delivered a harsh indictment of Red Deer’s criminal court system. READ

Suspect denied right to obtain and instruct counsel: lawyer

Suspected drug trafficker Ahmed Nur was denied his right to speak to a lawyer for 10 hours as police conducted an investigation, his lawyer told court on Thursday. READ

Arson sentencing delayed

Sentencing has been delayed until mid-October for a Red Deer man who has admitted to burning a vehicle alleged to have been involved in a fatal collision. READ

Local pharmacist accused of tampering with prescriptions

Formal charges have been laid against a former Innisfail pharmacist accused of stealing a massive quantity of painkillers from her employer. READ

One of two ATM thefts turned into dismal failure

After his accomplice pleaded guilty on Monday, a Sylvan Lake man decided he’d rather also plead guilty to a string of property crimes than face a two-week jury trial. READ

Central Alberta couple charged with starving their baby

A west Central Alberta couple has been ordered to stand trial, accused of starving their baby. READ

Charges dropped against Innisfail car dealer

Charges have been withdrawn against an Innisfail car dealer accused of theft. READ

Sylvan Lake duo face drug trial next year

Sylvan Lake residents arrested in a drug raid on June 15 will go to trial next summer. READ

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