Legal arguments continued yesterday in the case of an Edmonton police constable accused of applying inappropriate force on a teen back in 2002.
Randy Fryingpan, who was 16 at the time, was allegedly Tasered several times in a 68-second span before being arrested by Const. Mike Wasylyshen, the son of a former police chief, on Oct. 5, 2002.
Yesterday the admissibility of transcripts and witness statements were discussed in court and the case was adjourned until Monday, when it’s expected Wasylyshen will testify for the first time.
“I think he’s happy that this matter is proceeding and it’s getting dealt with and will be finished next week,” said Wasylyshen’s lawyer, Robert Hladun. “From start to finish now he’ll be able to testify about what did happen. This will be his first opportunity to do that.”
Wasylyshen faces two counts of unlawful or unnecessary use of authority, and three counts of insubordination in relation to the incident.