The lawyer for an Edmonton police constable who Tasered a passed-out teen in 2002 wants his client’s story told.
In a ruling last year, the Law Enforcement Review Board ordered police Chief Mike Boyd to lay several charges against Const. Mike Wasylyshen related to the Oct. 5, 2002 incident, in which 16-year-old Randy Fryingpan was Tasered eight times in just over one minute.
Wasylyschen’s disciplinary hearing got underway yesterday.
Wasylyschen’s lawyer, Robert Hladun, said Fryingpan was there to give evidence and admitted to lying under oath, but another witness didn’t turn up so they’ll have to wait until this morning to see what happens.
“My client really has never had the opportunity to really tell the full story from start to finish,” Hladun said. “This is where he’s going to be giving evidence from start to finish. That’s never come out in a proper fashion.”
The trial continues today at 9 a.m.