Calgary, AB,

Calgary Police Service member charged in off-duty incident

A member of the Calgary Police Service has been charged in relation to an incident stemming from a domestic dispute.

On Monday, May 28, 2018, it is alleged that an off-duty Constable was involved in a domestic dispute at a residence in Airdrie. Following that incident, it is alleged that the officer stole a CPS firearm from a secure locker in a District Office.

Police were called by a friend who was concerned for his welfare. The officer was located and arrested by members of the Calgary Police Service.

Following a thorough investigation, the officer was charged earlier today with ten offences including break and enter, theft under (in relation to the firearm), possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm and breech of recognizance.

The officer, an 11-year-member, was also charged by the RCMP in relation to the domestic incident in Airdrie that preceded the alleged theft of the firearm. Details of these charges were released to the media on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

At the time of the alleged offences, the member was off on an unrelated leave. He remains on this leave of absence from the Service.

As the charges are connected to a domestic incident, the name of the accused is not being released so as to protect the privacy of the victim. This is the same right that is afforded any victim of domestic conflict.

As is the case anytime charges are laid against a member of the public, the officer is afforded the right to a fair trial and is being offered the appropriate supports from the Service throughout the court process.