Calgary, AB,

Retired CPS member charged

Following consultation with the Edmonton Crown Prosecutor’s Office, the Calgary Police Service has charged a retired member.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, an officer on patrol witnessed a man lying on the ground kicking the doors to a business located on 7 Avenue between 3 Street and 2 Street S.W. The man was subsequently arrested for public intoxication. Prior to being taken into custody, it is alleged that the officer assaulted the suspect.

The alleged assault was reported to police and the Professional Standards Section conducted a thorough investigation before consulting with the Edmonton Crown Prosecutor’s Office. A charge of assault was recommended.

On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, Eric Levesque, was arrested and charged with one count of assault.

Mr. Levesque retired in August 2019 after 29-years of service to the City of Calgary. At the time of the alleged assault, he was working as a patrol officer in District 1.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information is available at this time.