Advertisement
Crime

N.S. Mountie charged with assaulting girlfriend and pointing a firearm 

The Serious Incident Response Team says the charges relate to incidents between July 1, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2018.
The Serious Incident Response Team says the charges relate to incidents between July 1, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2018. File/ Global News

An RCMP officer in Nova Scotia has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend and pointing a firearm.

The province’s independent police watchdog agency issued a statement saying Const. Asad Mari, based in New Minas, N.S., has also been charged with careless storage of a firearm.

READ MORE: SiRT investigating sexual assault allegation made against N.S. RCMP member

The Serious Incident Response Team says the charges relate to incidents between July 1, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2018.

The agency says Kings District RCMP arrested the officer after receiving a complaint from a third party on Nov. 24.

Under the Police Act, the RCMP referred the case to the Serious Incident Response Team, which is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.

Story continues below advertisement

READ MORE: Police officers won’t face charges in case of N.S. man bitten by police dog, SiRT rules

Mari is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Kentville, N.S., on Jan. 29.

Global News Redesign Global News Redesign
A fresh new look for Global News is here, tell us what you think
Take a Survey

Sponsored Stories