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.

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