Hamilton Police officer facing assault charge in relation to off-duty incident

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Published August 6, 2020 at 1:16 pm

A long-time Hamilton Police officer has been charged with assault in relation to an off-duty incident that took place in Quebec last month, police said Thursday (August 6).

A long-time Hamilton Police officer has been charged with assault in relation to an off-duty incident that took place in Quebec last month, police said Thursday (August 6).

In a press release, Hamilton Police say that on July 14, 2020, at approximately 4 p.m., the Surete du Québec (Quebec Provincial Police) attended a commercial premises in the area of Otter Lake in Québec.

An argument took place earlier in the day between two men over alleged damage to property but continued when one of the men returned to the area, police say.

Subsequently, an assault complaint was filed and the Surete du Québec arrested an off-duty 22-year-member of the Hamilton Police Service.

The member was released from custody and is scheduled to have his matter addressed on October 13, 2020, at the Courthouse located at 30 rue John Campbell’s Bay in Québec.

The other individual involved in this matter is also facing charges pertaining to the altercation, police say in the release.

Hamilton Police Constable Jeff Coleman is charged with Assault Level One.

Hamilton Police Service say they will also be conducting an investigation under the Police Services Act.

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