London police officer charged with 3 counts of 'discreditable conduct'

A London police officer convicted of assault is facing five more charges under the Police Services Act

Sgt. Peter Paquette pleaded guilty in December to assault involving an incident at headquarters

(CBC)

A London police officer convicted of assault is facing five more charges under the Police Services Act.

The new charges were disclosed Monday during a police hearing.

Sgt. Peter Paquette learned he is accused of three counts of discreditable conduct, insubordination and unlawful exercise of authority.

London police said Paquette is off active duty and is instead performing administrative work. 

He was charged in June 2017 in relation to an incident at police headquarters on Sept. 6, 2016. 

A police spokesperson confirmed the new charges are connected to that incident.