Mountie charged with assault with a weapon, accused of pointing a taser

By The Canadian Press
July 13, 2018 - 6:35am

SHERWOOD PARK- RCMP say an officer has been charged with assault with a weapon after a taser was pointed at a municipal employee.

Police say the taser was pointed at the head of a worker last December at the Strathcona County RCMP detachment in Sherwood Park.

The officer is also accused of doing the same thing in December 2015 to the same employee.

Police say no one was physically hurt.

Constable Steve Burgess is charged with two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Burgess is to appear in Strathcona County Provincial Court on August 15 and has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the case.

(The Canadian Press) 

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