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Prince George mountie facing assault charges

Evan Duggan (Vancouver Sun) – A Prince George RCMP officer is facing charges for an assault he allegedly committed while on duty nearly two years ago.

Const. Chris Emon responded with another officer to a call at Prince George Regional Hospital on November 12, 2010, to help hospital staff deal with a “verbally abusive and combative” male, said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rob Vermeulen.

After the two officers restrained the male, Emon remained behind, and that’s when the alleged assault happened, Vermeulen said.

He said he couldn’t provide specific details about the incident because the case was before the courts.

Following the incident, a complaint was filed, and Prince George RCMP began an internal investigation as well as a criminal investigation, which resulted in the recommended assault charge, the officer said.

“[Const. Emon] has been placed on administrative duties,” Vermeulen said.

He said the RCMP internal investigation remains underway to determine Emon’s status within the RCMP.

Emon may face punishments ranging from a written reprimand, a fine of up to 10 days’ pay, a demotion, or dismissal from the organization.

Vermeulen said Emon had been an officer for a year and a half before the incident, all of which he spent in Prince George.

Emon makes his first court appearance on August 17.

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  1. Mountie faces assault charge

    Evan Duggan, Vancouver Sun
    July 20, 2011

    A Prince George RCMP officer is facing an assault charge relating to an onduty incident in 2010.

    Const. Chris Emon responded with another officer to Prince George Regional Hospital on Nov. 12, 2010, to help staff deal with a “verbally abusive and combative” male, said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rob Vermeulen.

    After the two officers restrained the male, Emon remained behind, and that’s when the alleged assault happened, Vermeulen said.

    He said he couldn’t provide specific details about the incident because the case was before the courts.

    Following the incident, a complaint was filed, and Prince George RCMP began internal and criminal investigations, which resulted in the assault charge.

    “[Const. Emon] has been placed on administrative duties,” Vermeulen said. He will appear in court Aug. 17.

    Emon could face police punishments ranging from a written reprimand, a fine of up to 10 days’ pay, a demotion or dismissal.

    Emon had been an officer for a year and a half before the incident.

    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Mountie+faces+assault+charge/5129492/story.html

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