Edmonton police officer facing assault, firearm charge

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An Edmonton Police Service constable faces multiple charges, including assault, after an off-duty incident in Stony Plain on Friday, March 12. (Codie McLachlan/CBC - image credit)
An Edmonton Police Service constable faces multiple charges, including assault, after an off-duty incident in Stony Plain on Friday, March 12. (Codie McLachlan/CBC - image credit)

UPDATE: Edmonton police said in a news release Monday that the charges of assault and unsafe storage of a firearm against Const. Hunter Robinz have now been sworn, but the charges of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized and possession of a prohibited device have been removed.

An Edmonton constable has been relieved from duty without pay after facing multiple charges including assault.

Const. Hunter Robinz, a six-year member of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), faces multiple charges that stem from an off-duty incident in Stony Plain, police said in a statement on Friday.

EPS said the incident happened a week earlier on March 12.

EPS said Robinz was charged the next day with assault, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized and possession of a prohibited device.

While Robinz is suspended without pay, he currently remains employed by EPS.

The investigation and arrest were completed by the Parkland RCMP.

Police said the constable was working in a non-operational role. After court proceedings occur, the EPS Professional Standards Branch will investigate the incident, police said.