Peel Police Officer Charged Following Multiple Alleged Assault Incidents
A Peel Regional Police officer is facing charges in connection with two alleged assaults.
Peel police say that on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, Constable Stephen Dudzinski, who has been with the police service for 21 years, was arrested and charged with three criminal offences in connection with two separate incidents.
Police allege that on December 9, 2018, the accused was on duty when he became involved in a verbal confrontation with a supervisor. Police say the confrontation led to an assault with a weapon.
The constable was suspended pending an investigation.
Police say that during the initial investigation, a second incident was identified.
Police say that on December 20, 2018, the accused was off-duty when he allegedly damaged property while causing a disturbance at a car dealership in Mississauga.
The accused has been charged with assault with a weapon, mischief and causing a disturbance in relation to the above incidents.
"The actions of the officer while on- and off-duty were serious and investigated as such. Our members are and will be held accountable for their actions to maintain the trust we have established with our community," said Acting Chief Ingrid Berkeley-Brown.
The accused will appear in court on Sept. 30, 2019.
Once criminal court proceedings have been completed, a Police Services Act investigation will follow.