Calgary, AB,

Calgary Police Service member charged by RCMP in off-duty incident

A member of the Calgary Police Service has been charged in connection with an off-duty incident outside of Calgary.

On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, the member was arrested and charged by the RCMP with assault, assault by choking and forcible confinement, following a domestic incident in a neighbouring municipality.

Given the domestic nature of this incident, the name of the officer will not be released to protect the privacy of those impacted. He has been with the Service for nine years and remains on administrative duties at this time.

Since this incident is being investigated by the RCMP, no further information can be released by the Calgary Police Service.

Information about this incident and charges are being released in the interests of public transparency. The charged officer is afforded the right to a fair trial, the same as any member of the public, and they will be offered the appropriate supports from the Service during the court process.