Independent probe into RNC officer's sexual assault allegation complete

Independent probe into RNC officer's sexual assault allegation complete

An independent investigation's findings into an allegation of sexual assault against a male Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer will soon be handed to the Newfoundland and Labrador government.

The Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) in Halifax, which investigates serious incidents which arise from the actions of police, were called about the allegation made by a woman to the RNC in summer 2017.

John Scott, interim SIRT director, said he began his work on the file in October and investigated it until December.

The incident happened in Conception Bay South, Scott said, and dates back within the last eight years.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is currently investigating another RNC officer: Const. Joe Smyth, who fatally shot Don Dunphy in his Mitchells Brook home in April 2015.

The investigation followed a complaint about how Smyth handled a traffic stop in May 2017.