Guelph police officer faces aggravated assault charge

A Guelph Police officer will remain on the job while facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm.

Officer had been previously convicted of assault while on duty

A Guelph Police officer will remain on the job while facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm.

The charge is the result of a complaint made to the Guelph Police Service in December, accusing Const. Corey McArthur of using excessive force during an arrest.

The complaint was investigated by Guelph Police's professional standards branch, but was found to be "unsubstantiated," according to a news release.  

Since that review, the person that filed the original complaint took their case to the Guelph justice of the peace who issued a criminal summons to McArthur on Tuesday.

He is scheduled to appear in Guelph court on November 15. 

Officer previously convicted

This isn't the first time McArthur, a 12-year veteran of the Guelph Police, has faced criminal charges.

In 2010 McArthur was convicted of assault after he was accused of using excessive force when arresting a man outside a bar in downtown Guelph. 

McArthur was a granted an absolute discharge, meaning he wouldn't have a criminal record and could continue working for the Guelph Police Service.


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