Peel Police Officer Faces Criminal Charges
Peel Regional Police have arrested an officer charged after a five-month-long investigation by the Professional Standards Bureau.
According to police, on November 21 Sergeant Eric Malone was arrested and charged with one count of Theft Under $5,000, one count of Theft Over $5,000 and one count of Breach of Trust.
The allegations are in relation to an on-duty incident that occurred on April 15, 2016 in Mississauga.
A member of the public brought forward the allegations in June 2018. Chief Jennifer Evans immediately suspended the officer with pay as per the provisions of the Police Services Act.
"Public trust, respect and transparency are among our core values and our officers are expected to uphold those values as outlined in our Code of Ethics. Upon learning of these allegations I immediately ordered an internal investigation and suspended the officer." said Chief Evans.
The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and Undertaking with a scheduled court date of December 17, 2018, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.
Once the criminal proceedings are complete, Peel Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau will determine if the officer will be subject to further discipline under the Police Services Act.