Waterloo Regional Police officer arrested after investigation by London police

A number of roads have been closed in downtown Kitchener as a result of a gas line break, according to Waterloo Regional Police. Kevin Nielsen / Global News

Waterloo Regional Police say a veteran officer was arrested Thursday afternoon following an investigation by London police.

Police say the officer was arrested in Kitchener and charged with breach of probation.

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The officer was convicted in January 2019 of several criminal offences, including three counts of assault and one count of assault with a weapon.

Police say the officer’s name will not be released to protect the name of the victim.

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They say the officer is a 21-year veteran of the force who is currently suspended without pay.

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A Waterloo police spokesperson said that London police handled the investigation as they were the “original charging agency for the original charges connected to the breach.”

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