Boyle, Alta., RCMP officer charged in shooting
2nd Alberta RCMP officer cleared in separate shooting
An RCMP officer is facing criminal charges after shooting a man during a vehicle stop northeast of Edmonton last year.
Const. Jason Clace faces five charges after pulling over a vehicle in the town of Boyle, Alta., following a highway chase on Sept. 23, 2011.
During the stop Clace pulled his weapon and shot one of two suspects.
The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Nobody else was hurt in the incident.
On Thursday, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team charged Clace with reckless discharge of a firearm; discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim or disfigure; aggravated assault; use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence and careless use of a firearm.
ASIRT is an independent agency that investigates incidents involving police which result in death or serious injury in Alberta.
Clace was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11 in Boyle, which is about 150 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.
He was placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the ASIRT investigation. As a result of the charges, his duty status is now under review in accordance with standard RCMP procedure.
RCMP officer cleared in second shooting
In a separate investigation ASIRT cleared a Fort McMurray RCMP officer in a shooting in Conklin, Alta., earlier this year.
On Jan. 8 four officers were sent to a semi-rural property in relation to a complaint of shots being fired.
One officer fired twice, hitting a man and causing life-threatening injuries.
The investigation concluded the officer acted lawfully and was justified in firing his weapon.