VICTORIA — The British Columbia Prosecution Service says a charge of assault causing bodily harm has been approved against a Mountie in Nanaimo.
A statement from the service says the charge against Const. Tim Mason stems from the arrest and detention of a person who was drunk in public.
The alleged incident happened on Dec. 2, 2018.
The RCMP officer's first appearance on the charge is set for Dec. 8 this year in a Nanaimo court.
The prosecution service says the charge was approved by a Crown counsel with no prior or current connection with the officer.
No other details of the allegations against the officer were released.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2020.
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