Calgary, AB,

Officer charged in relation to domestic matter

A Calgary Police Service officer has been charged in relation to an alleged domestic-related offence.

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, it is alleged that the officer had the locks compromised to gain access to the home of his estranged wife in the community of Copperfield. No one was at home at the time of the offence. Once inside, he removed property and loaded it onto a truck. Police were called to the location and arrested him without incident.

The officer was released pending further investigation, but was rearrested on the afternoon of Friday, April 15, 2016. He has now been charged with break and enter with intent, mischief to property and two counts of breaching a court order.

As is standard procedure with domestic offences where the victim could be identified by naming the accused, we will not be releasing the name of the officer charged. However, he is 33, with eight years of service and last worked as a patrol officer. He is currently on leave from the Service.

An offence of this nature would not ordinarily be released to the media, but given the accused is a member of the Service and the allegations are not alleged to have occurred during the execution of his duties, a decision has been made to release these details in the interest of transparency.