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Officer charged in pool altercation

Police charged one of their own yesterday after an off-duty officer was involved in an altercation at a public swimming pool.

Supt. Kevan Stuart explained an 11-year veteran of the Calgary Police Service was involved in an incident on June 9.

“The officer and a member of the public were sharing a swimming lane and made contact,” said Stuart.

“A verbal altercation followed the incident.”

According to Stuart, a family member of the other person involved in the incident put the complaint forward.

“It’s my understanding that the officer didn’t make known that he was a police officer at the time,” said Stuart.

He said the there were no injuries as a result of this altercation and added the member of the public involved in the incident was under 18.

The officer, whose name is not being released, was charged with assault and uttering threats.

“In the public interest, we see no purpose in naming the officer at this time.”

Stuart said the officer is currently on regular days off and his work status will be determined later this week.

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