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Billett: Police and Edmonton

billett: Murray Billett, a former commissioner with the Edmonton Police Service, says police should issue a formal apology to the city's LGBTQ community, according to Toronto Star. Codie McLachlan / Star Metro Edmonton Murray Billett, who served on the Edmonton Police Commission for several years until 2009 and is gay, said he is disappointed an apology did not come from Edmonton first. Calgary police Chief Roger Chaffin formally apologized on July 27 for the service's role in the marginalization of and discrimination against LGBTQ Calgarians. We were really persecuted by the police. And I would like to see Chief Rod Knecht do it himself, Billett said. So I think it's timely that they do, and they certainly should. ( As reported in the news.