UPDATE: Police seek to identify man after hate-motivated assault
After receiving numerous tips from the public and further investigation, one man has been charged after an incident that took place in the southwest community of Southwood last week.
Kevin MORGAN, 58, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of assault and one count of uttering threats. He will next appear in court Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023.
After further investigation and consultation between district officers and the Hate Crime Prevention Team, it was determined that although the accused allegedly made hate-based comments, it does not appear these were the motivation behind the actions that led to the offences being committed. As a result, this does not meet the threshold for a hate-motivated crime, and it has been classified as a hate incident.
A hate incident is an occurrence where a person displays their hate or bias towards a person or group identifiable by their personal characteristics (race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, etc.), but the act does not meet the threshold of a criminal offence.
A hate-motivated crime is a recognizable crime like assault, theft, vandalism or any other crime, where the offender’s actions are motivated by hate, bias, or prejudice towards one or more of the victim’s personal characteristics.
There is no place for hate in our city. Hate-motivated crimes and incidents impact more than just the victim. Entire communities can be affected by one act of hate. If you see hate, report it. Visit www.reporthate.ca for more information on how and why to report.
Case #: CA23451636/5858