OPP officer charged in relation to domestic investigation

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OPP officer charged in relation to domestic investigation

Postby Thomas » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:50 pm

OPP say they are not at liberty to reveal details about the officer due to the domestic nature of the investigation, which is ongoing

An OPP officer remains on the job after being charged in connection to a domestic investigation on Thursday (Sept. 6).

OPP say the officer, a provincial constable with six years on the force, was arrested and charged with a criminal offence that occurred while off duty. The officer is assigned to a detachment in Central Region, but police did not name the officer or the detachment.

Police say due to the domestic nature of the investigation that was conducted by detectives from the Central Region Crime Unit, under the direction of the Central Region Professional Standards Bureau, the OPP will not be releasing any information regarding the specifics of the allegations or the name of the officer involved in order to protect the identity of the victim and to prevent any form of revictimization.

Sgt. Peter Leon said OPP officers are held accountable for their actions "on duty or off duty." He said under the Police Services Act, the commissioner or police chief may suspend an officer with pay or reassign the officer if a criminal offence has occurred. A new provision in the Act that allows suspension without pay has not yet passed under the new government, he said.

Leon said OPP normally provide much more detail when an officer is charged, including the name and detachment and that each situation "is looked at very closely."

"This is an off duty matter that is unique in nature, and does not impact the officer doing the job." Police must protect the victim, he said, noting the investigation is still ongoing.

Police said further details will only be provided as the investigation permits.

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