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RCMP officer charged for on-duty incident

Court date set.

Constable Damien Lessard-Jomphe has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court in November.

The charge comes from an April 2021 incident involved cyclists.

The Grande Prairie RCMP officer was responding to a report of two individuals on bicycles towing a safe in Grande Prairie. While responding to the report, there was a collision between a police vehicle and one of the cyclists. As a result of the collision the cyclist received several injuries.

On April 24, 2021, the Director of Law Enforcement was notified of the incident and deemed the matter to be “in scope” of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team who assumed responsibility of the criminal investigation.

An initial court date is set for November 30, 2022

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