A 13-year-member of the Guelph Police Service has been charged by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in relation to an investigation into an on-duty incident.
The officer is charged with one count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm.
The charge is in relation to an arrest that occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m., on February 4, 2019 on Carden Street. The man sustained injuries sufficient for the SIU to invoke their mandate.
As the SIU is an independent investigative oversight body, the Guelph Police Service is not provided the underlying details that led to the charge.
The officer has been reassigned to administrative duties and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on July 23, 2019.
The Guelph Police Service’s Professional Standards Branch will also be conducting a review of the circumstances.
All media inquiries may be directed to SIU Communications at (416) 622-2342.