Calgary cop facing charges – Metro US

Calgary cop facing charges

A veteran member of the Calgary police has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm in a crash nearly two years ago.

Clif Purvis of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team announced the charge against Sgt. Tony Braile.

ASIRT is an independent group that investigates serious incidents involving police.

The crash happened on Dec. 15, 2008 and involved a police cruiser and another vehicle.

A 46-year-old male was seriously injured.

Braile is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 23.

Deputy police chief Trevor Daroux says Braile was charged yesterday and is suspended from duty with pay.

Daroux says the officer was following a suspected stolen vehicle for more than an hour.

The deputy chief also says the force is concerned that it took so long to come up with the charge.

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