Details on second Brockville police officer charged

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

RIDEAU LAKES – Leeds County O.P.P. has released details surrounding a Brockville police officer facing charges in connection to historical domestic assaults.

O.P.P. Sgt. Angie Atkinson told Brockville Newswatch Friday, a 36-year-old man from the area formerly known as South Elmsley Township, was arrested and charged on Sept. 8, 2016.

He faces six counts of domestic assault.

Leeds County O.P.P. started an investigation in April 2016 after receiving a complaint that a woman had been the victim of historical assaults between 2008 and 2013.

The name of the officer – an eight year veteran with the Brockville Police Service – has not been released in order to protect the identity of the victim, the O.P.P. said.

Atkinson told BNW the alleged perpetrator and the victim were in a domestic relationship.

He’s been placed on desk duty pending the outcome of the legal proceedings, the Brockville Police Service announced Sept. 12.

The 36-year-old’s next court appearance is Oct. 21, 2016 in Brockville.

This is the second Brockville police officer facing criminal charges.

Const. Jeffrey Rean is appearing in a Brockville court today (Oct. 14) on a single charge of breach of trust.

Rean faces a Police Service Act hearing next week (Oct. 21) on seven Police Service Act charges of discredible conduct and five counts of neglect of duty.

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