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Two Ottawa police officers face charges in separate incidents and have been suspended with pay.

Two Ottawa police officers face charges in separate incidents and have been suspended with pay.


One of the officers faces a variety of charges after police responded to a domestic situation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, while the second officer has been charged in connection to misuse of a police gas card.


In the first case, the officer — who was off-duty — was charged with four counts of assaulting a peace officer, two counts of uttering death threats and one count each of escaping lawful custody, mischief and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.


In a separate incident, an officer was charged with theft under $5,000 and fraud under $5,000 after allegedly misusing an Ottawa police gas card.


Information received from the public led to a month-long investigation after which police alleged that more than $1,000 of gasoline and other purchases were diverted for personal use.


Const. Dean McLaren will appear in court on June 25. Police Services Act charges may also follow.
-tracey.tong@metronews.ca

 
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