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Woodstock, Ont. police officer facing assault charge in on-duty incident

FILE PHOTO - Woodstock Police Headquarters. Woodstock Police Service / Twitter

Editor’s Note: This story originally stated the accused was charged following an off-duty incident when they were charged in an on-duty incident. We apologize and regret the error.

An officer with Woodstock Police Service has been suspended with pay after being charged with assault in an on-duty incident, police said.

The officer, Det. Const. Eric Dopf, a 17-year member of the force, was arrested on Monday and charged with assault in connection with an incident that occurred in Woodstock on Oct. 17.

The charge against the 46-year-old was sworn in on Tuesday in London, court documents show. Dopf was released with an undertaking to appear in court for a first appearance on Jan. 16, 2023.

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In a statement, Woodstock police said the investigation into the incident is being conducted with the assistance of the London Police Service.

“Per the Ontario Police Services Act, Detective Constable Dopf is suspended with pay,” police said in their statement.

“As this matter is before the courts, the Woodstock Police Service will not comment further.”

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