CALGARY – An Alberta RCMP officer has been charged with sexual assault in connection to a traffic stop in southern Alberta last year.
RCMP began investigating one of their own following a complaint made on Feb. 16, 2015 regarding a traffic stop in the town of Bow Island four days before.
According to a Tuesday news release, it’s alleged that the officer “touched the complainant in a sexual manner while conducting a physical search of her person during the traffic stop.”
On Monday, Cst. Elliot Teed of the Bow Island Detachment was charged with one count of sexual assault and two counts of breach of trust.
Teed has been suspended from duty since June 2015, and will remain off duty until the charges against him are resolved.
“His suspension is standard RCMP practice and not a disciplinary measure,” RCMP said.
Teed is scheduled to appear in Medicine Hat Provincial Court on May 4.
According to RCMP, an internal investigation into Teed’s conduct will resume upon completion of the criminal court process.