On the evening of the 24th November the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service received a complaint of assault and threatening from a male which involved a 15 year constable of the police service who was on leave from active duty.
As a result of a criminal investigation; charges of assault, threatening and mischief have been laid against the off-duty officer. The officer was arrested on the 25th of November, released from custody on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.
“The decision not to release the name in this case is mine and is based on information which I was in possession of at the time of the arrest and balanced the expectations of the victim, media/public/community, and the accused. I have made the decision not to identify the accused officer, which I have done in rare circumstances in the past for other accused because I have an obligation to balance the interests of all involved parties.” states Chief Robert Keetch.
The officer is charged with historical mischiefs involving a female victim as well as assault and threatening charges involving a male victim from the incident reported to police on the 24th November.
A Sault Ste. Marie Police Officer has been charged with assault, allegedly on a female adult.
The officer, who is not being named by Police Services is a 15 year veteran of the force.
City Police say the constable in question is suspended from duty and is on a leave of absence.
The charges were made last Friday. An investigation will be conducted under the Police Services Act.