RCMP officer charged with three offences stemming from incident while working relief capacity in Northern Canada

Kimmirut, Nunavut – On May 5, 2021, Constable Ira Tarleton, an RCMP member stationed in Ottawa, ON, was charged with three offences under the Criminal Code of Canada. The charges are in relation to an incident that occurred in Kimmirut in the summer of 2020 while Constable Tarleton was working in a relief capacity in Nunavut. The charges stem from an incident when Constable Tarleton responded to a call for service.

Constable Tarleton has been charged with the following offences:

– Assault causing bodily harm contrary to section 267(b);

– Theft under $5000 contrary to section 334(b); and

– Mischief under $5000 contrary to section 430(4).

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“The conduct of police officers is paramount in maintaining the trust of the communities they serve.” Stated C/Supt. Jones. “The criminal charges laid are very serious. These allegations do not reflect the integrity of our individual members nor do they represent what we stand for as a police service.”

No further information will be disclosed at this time.

Nunavut RCMP

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