Victim suffers facial fractures during arrest


Incident Title
Victim suffers facial fractures during arrest
Incident ID
Incident Description
In 2019 and 2020, Downing was subject to a disciplinary hearing regarding allegations of excessive force and use of racial slurs during a 2015 arrest. The hearing had to be postponed after a witness to the arrest testified that she had been arrested by Downing two weeks before the hearing. Downing was acquitted in 2021 after further delays due to COVID-19. Downing's former partner Talvio had been charged under the Police Act for allegedly submitting false reports about the incident, but he was also acquitted in 2021.
Incident Date
Incident City
Type of Abuse
Physicial violence; Arrest
Authority Involved
Edmonton Police Service
Officer Name
Nathan Downing; Nicholas Talvio
Submission Source
External Database Import
Submission Source Affiliation
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Alberta Police Misconduct Database
Additional Details
Archive Publication Date
July 31, 2022
Archive Last Update
July 31, 2022
abuse of authority; discreditable conduct; on-duty; Charter; Edmonton Police Service; assault; bodily harm
From published source
Complaint Resolution
guilty; disciplinary hearing; civil suit; acquitted
Media Coverage