The head of Alberta’s police watchdog has resigned, signalling what critics say is a long-foreshadowed breakdown in the chronically underfunded agency.
Susan Hughson, executive director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), confirmed that she submitted her resignation Tuesday morning, but declined to comment further.
“It (ASIRT) is in disarray,” said Edmonton criminal defence lawyer Tom Engel, whose firm specializes in complaints against police.
“They have no leadership and I don’t know what they are going to do to try to replace these people,” said Engel, who noted ASIRT’s assistant executive director Greg Gudelot recently left, as did other ASIRT staff who either quit
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