Calgary, AB,

Two Calgary Police Service members charged in unrelated cases

Two members of the Calgary Police Service were charged yesterday in connection with unrelated, off-duty incidents outside of Calgary.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, an off-duty member was charged by the RCMP with one count of assault following a domestic conflict in a neighbouring municipality. To protect the privacy of the victim, no further details of the alleged offence will be released. The member has been with the Service for four years.

Later that evening, a second off-duty member was charged by the High River RCMP with one count of impaired driving after he was pulled over by members from that detachment. The member has not been formally charged before a Justice of the Peace yet, however, once this is complete his name will be made public. The member has been with the Service for 16 years.

Since these incidents are being investigated by the RCMP, no further information can be released by the Calgary Police Service.

Both members have been placed on paid administrative leave until the Service can determine an appropriate work assignment for them while they are facing these charges.

Details of the incidents and charges are being released in the interests of public transparency.

The charged officers are afforded the right to a fair trial, the same as any member of the public, and they will receive the appropriate supports from the Service during the court process.