Edmonton police officer charged with assault in 'off-duty incident' in Spruce Grove

The Edmonton Police Service said one of their officers has been charged in connection with an "off-duty incident" that allegedly occured west of the city earlier this month.

 

In a news release on Thursday, the EPS said Const. Clayton Tipton has been charged with assault and intimidation after an incident reported in Spruce Grove on Jan. 14. 

They did not provide the details about what led to the charges. A spokesperson for the RCMP said the incident unfolded at a recreation centre, but did not provide further details. 

EPS said Tipton, who is a 15-year member of the police department, is currently on leave, "after which he will be placed in an administrative role." 

“EPS Professional Standards Branch will commence an investigation under the Police Service Regulation following the resolution of the criminal prosecution,” the EPS said.

“As the matter is currently before the courts, the EPS is not able to provide further comment or information about the incident or investigation.”

Tipton is scheduled to appear in court on March 15. 

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