Man charged with public mischief after investigation into complaint against Saskatchewan RCMP officer

Saskatchewan – In May, 2021, the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Central District Management Team received a public complaint related to alleged inappropriate misconduct (assault) by an RCMP officer at Rosetown Detachment. The allegation stemmed from an impaired driving investigation in late April, 2021.

A subsequent Saskatchewan RCMP-initiated statutory investigation was conducted by a RCMP police officer. This officer was not associated to Rosetown Detachment or the complaint.

At the conclusion of the statutory investigation, it was determined a member of the public made a false statement that accused the Rosetown RCMP officer of assault.

After a review of the file and consultation with Crown Prosecutions, on December 21, 2021, Jason Sutherland of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged with one count, commit public mischief in that with intent to mislead he caused a peace officer and constable for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to enter upon an investigation by making a false statement…that accused (RCMP officer’s name removed) of having committed the offence of Assault contrary to section 140(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

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Sutherland will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court on January 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

As this matter is now before the courts, we are unable to provide specific details about the allegation of inappropriate misconduct.

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