OPP officer charged with assault after alleged off-duty incident in northern Ontario

ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say one of its officers is facing charges after an alleged domestic assault that happened when he was off duty.

Police say they received a complaint about a domestic assault on Dec. 21 in Elliot Lake, Ont., and a 19-year veteran of the police service has been charged.

They say the 46-year-old man is a provincial constable, but didn’t release his name.

He was charged with spousal assault and mischief and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 2.

Police say he has been suspended from duty with pay, in accordance with the Police Services Act of Ontario.

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