Officer charged with assault

Kelowna

2016-02-26 13:27 PST

A police officer with the Kelowna RCMP has been charged with common assault following an investigation into his handling of a man he had arrested May 29, 2015, during a drug investigation.

Cpl Chris Williams will appear in court March 22, 2016 to face this charge. He is currently on administrative leave. The matter is also being dealt with through a parallel Code of Conduct process.

As the matter is now before the court, no further comment will be provided.

Released by:

Superintendent Nick Romanchuk
Officer in Charge
Kelowna RCMP

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