A Calgary Police officer has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with an on-duty incident that occurred in December 2005.

The officer allegedly used excessive force during an arrest, but police are remaining tight-lipped regarding details such as the alleged victim’s age, what he was being arrested for and where the incident took place.

Insp. Ken Marchant of the Professional Standards Section said a complaint was made by a man who claimed he suffered a perforated eardrum and a broken jaw during an arrest.


“Our investigation began on Jan. 9, 2006. It was a lengthy investigation through the professional standards office,” said Marchant.

Const. Sean Hasson, 28, has now been charged with aggravated assault and is set to appear in court on Aug.16.

Hasson, a five-year veteran of the force, was relieved from duty with pay on Monday pending a return to work assessment.

An internal investigation has also commenced under the Police Act to determine whether there were any breaches of professional conduct on the part of Hasson.

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  • The news comes just one day after 50-year-old Airdrie RCMP officer Guy Armand Raes was charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a young person and luring of a child.