A Calgary Police Service officer is facing domestic offence charges

Oct 16 2020, 12:31 pm

The Alberta RCMP is investigating after domestic offence charges were laid against one the Calgary Police Service’s officers.

A release from CPS states that the officer is facing charges of assault and mischief following what they described as “an alleged domestic incident in a neighbouring municipality.”

The alleged incident — in which the officer was off duty — took place on the night of Thursday, October 8, according to the release.

CPS notes that the officer in question is a 13-year member of the force, and was not named in the release to protect the privacy of the victim.

“Domestic violence is a serious issue and we offer many supports to our members to try prevent it,” states the release.

“Our 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.”

The officer is currently in administrative leave, and the case is being investigated by the Domestic Crimes Unit.

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