February 23rd, 2024

Saskatchewan legislature member facing assault charges

By The Canadian Press on January 31, 2024.

Police in Moose Jaw, Sask., say they have charged Saskatchewan legislature member Greg Lawrence with assault and assault by choking. Lawrence is shown in this handout image provided by the Saskatchewan provincial government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan provincial government, **MANDATORY CREDIT **

REGINA – Police have charged a Saskatchewan legislature member with assaulting and choking another person.

Moose Jaw police say Greg Lawrence, who resigned from the Saskatchewan Party on Wednesday and now sits as an Independent, faces the charges.

The caucus says the complaints are historical and unrelated to Lawrence’s duties in the legislature.

Police say officers received assault complaints in June and began investigating, laying the charges six months later.

An email from Lawrence says he is not providing a statement and is still recuperating from a motorcycle crash from last summer.

Lawrence, the legislature member for Moose Jaw-Wakamow, is to make a court appearance in late March.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Jan. 31, 2024.

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