Police Officer Headed to Trial on Charges of Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Unlawful Confinement
LETHBRIDGE: A four year veteran of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service is headed to trial next year.
Constable Norman Smith entered not guilty pleas Monday morning in court on charges of assault causing bodily harm and unlawful confinement, in connection with a December 29th incident.
That evening around 8:30 a police officer looking into a hit and run complaint encountered a 16-year old male around the 1700 block of Ashgrove Road. After speaking to the youth the officer found him to be intoxicated and arrested him for public intoxication. It's alleged that during the arrest an altercation broke out and the 16-year old hit his head on the car, chipping two of his teeth.
A formal complaint was then brought forward to police on February 5th.
Since being charged Smith has been relieved from duty with pay, pending the outcome of the case.
The trial will run for two days in March.
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12/18/2013 3:32:18 PM
Source: Patrick Burles (@PatrickBurles on Twitter)-- Country 95 News