Police officer charged in 2013 Aggravated Assault


2019-03-14 16:04 PDT

A junior constable, currently posted to Langley RCMP Detachment, has been charged with assault in relation to a stabbing that occurred at a fast food restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta in 2013, prior to the officer joining the RCMP. Two victims received serious injuries and the unidentified suspect fled the scene.

In January 2019, new information gathered by Edmonton Police Service (from the summer of 2018) caused it to engage the assistance of the BC RCMP Serious Crime Unit.

On March 12, 2019, Benjamen Kozlovich was arrested in Chilliwack, BC on unendorsed warrants for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. He has made his first appearance in court and has been released on bail.

The BC RCMP has launched an internal investigation and is assessing the member’s employment status. Kozlovich, who completed RCMP training in January 2018, is a probationary member.

For information on the investigation by the Edmonton Police Services, please refer to their news release: https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/Charges%20laid%20in%202013%20assault%20at%20Castledowns%20Road


Released by:

Dawn Roberts
BC RCMP Communication Services

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