An RCMP officer working in Kimmirut during summer 2020 is now facing three charges.
Const. Ira Tarleton is accused of assault causing bodily harm, theft under $5,000 and mischief under $5,000, according to a news release issued by the RCMP on Friday.
Tarleton, who is normally stationed in Ottawa, was working in a relief capacity for the Mounties in Kimmirut last summer.
The police say the alleged offences occurred when Tarleton responded to a call for service in the community.
“The conduct of police officers is paramount in maintaining the trust of the communities they serve,” Nunavut RCMP commanding officer Chief Supt. Amanda Jones stated. “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.”
The Mounties stated that no further information will be disclosed at this time.
i hope that that the hiring protocol is strict as any. back ground checks are done. i had a couple of incidents where 2 cops came in and had total disrespect for me delivering a peace bond to a family member residing in my house. i kept telling them that the individual no longer stayed with me. they kept harassing me, and told me we will keep coming back.
so much for the trusting the upstanding law RCMP.
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