Alberta RCMP Officer Faces Criminal Charges

Peace River, Alberta – On October 14, 2016, RCMP Corporal Mark Potts of Peace Regional Detachment was charged with the following:

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• One Count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm under Section 267(b) of the Criminal Code

Cpl. Potts will make his first court appearance in Peace River on November 28, 2016.

The charge is the result of an RCMP investigation into an incident that occurred April 15, 2016. The incident was reported on April 20, 2016 by a fellow RCMP officer to the Peace Regional RCMP Detachment Commander. It is alleged that Cpl. Potts assaulted a prisoner while transporting him from Manning, Alberta. to Peace River, Alberta.

Cpl. Potts has been suspended from duty since October 2016. He will remain off-duty until the criminal charges against him are resolved. His duty status will be reviewed at that time. His suspension is standard RCMP practice and not a disciplinary measure.
No other information will be provided at this time as this matter is before the courts.

For information on RCMP disciplinary process, visit:
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/disciplin/process-eng.htm

Alberta RCMP


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