July 22nd, 2018

Alberta Mountie charged with assault with a weapon, accused of pointing Taser

By The Canadian Press on July 12, 2018.

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Alberta RCMP say a Mountie has been charged with assault with a weapon after a Taser was allegedly pointed at a municipal employee.

Police say last December a conducted energy weapon was pointed at the head of the worker at the Sherwood Park RCMP detachment.

RCMP say the Mountie is accused of doing the same thing in December 2015 with the same employee.

Police say no one was physically hurt.

Const. Steve Burgess is also charged with two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Burgess is to appear in Strathcona County Provincial court on Aug. 15 and has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the case.

The RCMP website says Tasers used by Mounties are a less lethal method to protect the public from harm.

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