Calgary, AB,

Officer charged following domestic violence investigation

The Calgary Police Service has charged one of its members in connection with domestic-related offences.

On Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, our Domestic Conflict Unit launched an investigation into a CPS member, after the member’s ex-spouse reported a domestic incident. The victim reported that a verbal altercation took place at her residence during which the member verbally threatened to assault the current boyfriend of the victim and attempted to force his way into the home. The member was in uniform and on duty during the alleged incident.

The victim also reported that she received two emails from the member and had a verbal altercation with the member in a public location.

Following an investigation, the member has been charged with the following:

  • Four counts of breach of probation
  • One count of uttering threats
  • One count of assault

To ensure transparency to the public, we are releasing details about this incident. As this investigation stemmed from a domestic matter and to protect the welfare of the family involved, no names will be released by the Service.

The member, with 16 years of service, is currently on administrative leave and his status will be continually reviewed.

The Calgary Police Service always encourages anyone that is experiencing abuse or violence in an intimate relationship to reach out for help. There are countless agencies ready to offer support that can be contacted simply by calling Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network at 403 -237-5888 (Toll Free: 1-877-237-5888), the 24-hour Family Violence Helpline at 403-234-SAFE (7233), or 211.

Victims of domestic violence can also contact the Calgary Police Service anytime by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 if they are in immediate danger.