Calgary

Police investigate road rage incident allegedly involving Calgary city councillor

Calgary city councillor Gian-Carlo Carra is under investigation by the Edmonton Police for an incident allegedly involving him and another person in Calgary on April 2.  

Gian-Carlo Carra steps back from Calgary Police Commission role for time being

Because the incident involves an elected official, Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra, Calgary police have passed the case on to Edmonton. (Justin Pennell/CBC)

Calgary city councillor Gian-Carlo Carra is under investigation by the Edmonton police for an incident allegedly involving him and another person on April 2. 

CPS responded to reports of a road rage incident and that a vehicle had been damaged in Calgary's Bridgeland neighbourhood. 

CBC News confirmed with CPS that the instance involved the driver of a vehicle and a pedestrian, and that the pedestrian involved was Carra. 

Because Carra is a city councillor, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) has passed the case on to the Edmonton force.

Landis Reichle, Edmonton Police Service communications advisor, confirmed that the service had received a referral to investigate an incident involving two members of the public, one of whom is an elected official in Calgary.

"As the referral was just recently received and the investigation is in its infancy there is no additional information that can be shared at this time," Reichle wrote in an emailed statement. 

Carra is a council-appointed member of the Calgary Police Commission, which oversees the city police force. 

In a statement to CBC News, the commission said Carra has voluntarily stepped back from his role to address a personal matter. 

"His position is currently being held for him, but he will not be participating in any meetings or able to access any confidential commission information until the matter is resolved." 

Carra said he is not ready to comment on the investigation but added a statement on his behalf would be issued shortly. 

He represents Ward 9 and was first elected as a city councillor in 2010. 

With files from Scott Dippel

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