Peel Police Officer Arrested After Dispute Just Outside of Mississauga

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Peel police recently announced that an officer is facing criminal charges.

Const. Douglas Poirier was arrested earlier this morning (Oct. 28) by investigators from Peel Regional Police Internal Affairs. He has been charged with one count of Breach of Recognizance (violating the terms of his bail).

Prior to today's arrest, Const. Poirier had been suspended after he was charged with one count of assault in relation to a domestic dispute. He was placed on a recognizance of bail with several conditions, one of which was to have no contact with the assault victim.

According to Peel police, Const. Poirier breached the conditions of his recognizance yesterday (Oct. 27) when he engaged in a verbal argument with a woman in a Brampton parking lot.

He remains on suspension and has been transported to A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse for a bail hearing.

"Conduct of this nature is not tolerated by the Peel Regional Police and any officer who engages in this behavior will be investigated and charged appropriately," said Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans in a news release.

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