An Edmonton city police detective has been charged following alleged threats made late last week.

Police received a complaint regarding alleged phone calls late last week and laid charges today.

Police claim the incident took place when the officer was on duty, but was in relation to a personal matter.

Whitfield McLean, 40, has been charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

He has been employed with EPS for 15 years, and has been suspended with pay.

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