Peel Regional Police have charged one of their own officers after allegedly leaving prohibited firearm magazines in the trunk of his cop car.
Constable Michael Konwerski is facing a combined seven charges following a 14-month investigation by the Peel Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau. The investigation was launched following an internal complaint, they say.
Police allege that in September 2019, Konwerski left three prohibited firearm magazines that were loaded with ammunition in the trunk of the cruiser that he was operating.
These items were not issued by the service, police say.
Konwerski, an eight-year member of the service, was charged on December 1 with three counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited device, three counts of careless storage of a prohibited device, and one count of careless storage of ammunition.
He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on January 4, 2021. A Police Services Act investigation will follow the criminal court proceedings.