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Despite Albert Foulston’s attempts to live in Edmonton unsupervised,the National Parole Board rejected the convicted cop killer’s recentappeal.

Despite Albert Foulston’s attempts to live in Edmonton unsupervised, the National Parole Board rejected the convicted cop killer’s recent appeal.

Foulston, who was recently released from a 20-year prison term, was denied an appeal of his residency conditions the day before he was set free.

“His release was based on, as with any other offender, his risk to re-offend and a threat posed to the community,” said National Parole Board spokesman Darren Caul, adding the residency condition is the most restrictive special condition the board can impose.

Despite widespread public outcry, Foulston was quietly released from prison on Friday. Under strictly enforced residency conditions, he is living in an area halfway house, though officials won’t publicly disclose which one.

On June 24, the “high-risk, high-needs offender” requested a hearing to address his release plans. Officials conducted an in-office review instead, imposing residency conditions based on Foulston’s violent history.

Foulston’s release was heavily contested by high-ranking government, judicial officials and groups.

“We’re displeased that he’s out in the first place, never mind his residency requirements,” Edmonton Police Association director Toni Simioni said yesterday. “We want the strictest conditions possible.”

Though Foulston didn’t fire the shot that killed 33-year-old Const. Ezio Faraone, the already-documented violent offender drove the getaway car used in the June 1990 botched robbery that ended in the officer’s death.

 
 
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