Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in intimidation of justice officials

The Calgary Police Service Anti-Corruption Unit has charged a man in relation to threats made against a Crown prosecutor and a probation officer.

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a man was at the Calgary Courts Centre where he made intimidating statements to a Crown prosecutor during an ongoing court case. The statements included personal information about the prosecutor. A sheriff was called to attend the courtroom and representatives from Justice and Solicitor General, Corporate Security Services contacted the Calgary Police Service to report the threats.

In May 2016, a probation officer reported she had received numerous voice messages beginning in April from a man whose probation she supervised. The messages indicated abusive and intimidating behavior towards the victim.

Troy Daniel WOUTERS, 40, of no fixed address, is alleged to have engaged in conduct with the intent to provoke a state of fear in two justice system participants, in order to impede in the performance of their duties contrary to section 423.1 of the Criminal Code. WOUTERS is charged with two counts of intimidation of a justice system participant.

The Calgary Police Service Anti-Corruption Unit investigates corruption, compromise and intimidation of justice system participants to maintain the integrity of the legal process. These offences are taken seriously as they have a detrimental impact on the people and the system charged to uphold safety and security in our society. Charges can, and will be, laid under the Criminal Code of Canada.