Leeds O.P.P. officer faces additional charges

(Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – A Leeds County O.P.P. officer is facing additional charges after an elderly Quebec man was assaulted during a traffic stop.

The O.P.P. Professional Standards Bureau arrested George Duke, 52, of Brockville today (Wednesday).

He is charged with assault, uttering threats to cause bodily harm and forcible confinement.

Police allege a 78-year-old Quebec man received “moderate injuries” during an incident Sept. 2, 2015 while Duke was investigating a traffic collision.

Duke, a 20-year member of the Leeds County detachment, is already facing theft and firearms related charges in a separate investigation.

He and two other officers were arrested in connection to a drug trafficking ring investigation, dubbed Project Arrowtown.

Duke has been released and will appear in a Brockville court Jan. 22, 2016.

He continues to be suspended with pay under the Police Services Act.

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