Calgary & Area Crime & Court

RCMP charge Calgary Police officer with assault, mischief

The RCMP have charged a Calgary Police officer with assault and mischief to property following an alleged domestic incident in a neighbouring municipality.

Calgary Police were notified of the charges in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, after the off-duty incident occurred the night before. As is common practice, the RCMP notified them to make them aware of the situation.

The charged member has been with Calgary Police for 13 years and is now on administrative leave, with pay, until his status can be properly reviewed. As is often the case in domestic incidents, his name is not being released to protect the identity and privacy of the victim.

Domestic violence is a serious issue and Calgary Police offers many supports to their members to try prevent it. Their Psychological Services Section has licenced therapists available to members and their families, as well as outside professional help if specialized marriage or relationship counselling is required.

Anytime a member is involved in a domestic incident in Calgary, the case is also automatically investigated by a detective in the Domestic Conflict Unit to ensure that the cases are dealt with consistently and appropriately, including making sure any victims are connected to community supports.