Calgary city councilor Gian-Carlo Carra is facing a charge of wrongdoing in connection with an incident that took place in April of this year.
In an email, the Edmonton Police Service confirmed that the Ward 9 councilor has been charged with one count of mischief under $5,000 in connection with the April 2 incident. Carra was charged Friday.
“The matter was assigned to a detective from the Investigative Response Division in Edmonton and a comprehensive investigation ensued,” the email said.
“The completed investigation was reviewed by the Legal Advisors Division of the EPS and subsequently reviewed by the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service.”
In a statement released last April, Carra claims he was assaulted by the driver of a vehicle after a near miss at a stop sign. Carra said he then went for a walk with his dog and defended himself from the alleged assault.
The Edmonton Police Service was asked by the Calgary Police Service to investigate the case, given Carra’s political position. As part of his council duties, Carra also sat on the Calgary Police Commission.
After the investigation began, Carra temporarily recused himself from the police commission. In November, he resigned from his post, expressing concern about the time it was taking to complete the investigation. He said it was “unprecedentedly long.”
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