Retired CPS officer charged for allegedly assaulting a suspect while on duty

Oct 31 2019, 1:37 pm

A retired Calgary Police Service officer is facing one count of assault in relation to an alleged incident that occurred while he was on duty.

A release from CPS states that Eric Levesque was arrested and charged with assault on Tuesday, October 29 following an incident that allegedly took place in the early hours of December 4, 2018.

Levesque had been on patrol when he saw a man lying on the ground and kicking the doors of a business on 7th Avenue between 3rd Street and 2nd Street SW, according to the release.

It is alleged that Levesque assaulted the suspect before arresting him.

The charge was laid against Levesque after the Calgary Police Service consulted with the Edmonton Crown Prosecutor’s Office, and an investigation was also made by the Professional Standards Section.

Levesque had retired from the force in August after 29 years of service, most recently working as a patrol officer for District 1.