Calgary, AB,

CPS member charged in relation to off-duty incident

A member of the Calgary Police Service has been charged by the RCMP in relation to offences alleged to have been committed while off-duty in Airdrie.

In May 2018, the RCMP became involved in an investigation following a number of incidents throughout the month, some of which were connected to a domestic relationship.

At the time of the alleged incidents, the officer was on leave on an unrelated matter.

The officer, who has 11 years of service, was charged with one count of Theft Under $5,000, four counts of Breach of Recognizance, two counts of Fraud Under $5,000, one count of Utter Forged Document, and one count of Assault.

As some of the charges are domestic in nature, 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 a domestic situation.

Information about this incident and charges are being released in the interests of public transparency.

The officer remains on the unrelated paid leave. His status will be reviewed over the next 30 days.