Calgary, AB,

Officer charged with off-duty assault

A Calgary Police Service officer has been charged with assault following an off-duty incident at an Okotoks dog park.

The incident occurred on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Two dogs became involved in an altercation and, as the owners attempted to separate them, it is alleged the officer pushed the owner of the other dog.

After considerable analysis and given the circumstances around this member and the situation, the officer’s name is not being publicly released.

The officer, a 12-year member of the CPS, is not on active duty and has been on an unrelated leave since October 2020.

The officer reported the situation to CPS as required by policy.

As the incident occurred off-duty, any potential for internal discipline will depend on the outcome of the criminal case.

We are releasing this information in the interest of public transparency.