Fredericton police Sgt. Tim Sowers has pleaded guilty to one count of assault and one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. 

The assault charge relates to an incident on July 11, 2015. The charge was laid as a summary conviction offence as opposed to a more serious indictable offence.

The charge of uttering threats relates to an incident on June 25, 2015. 

Sowers, who is scheduled to be sentenced on June 6, did not speak with media on Tuesday.

T.J. Burke, his lawyer, did indicate that he may look for a conditional discharge. 

"I'm going to seek all available remedies for the client. That's about as much as I can say," said Burke.

A conditional discharge would mean Sowers would not have a criminal record.

After sentencing, Sowers will then face a Police Act investigation with the New Brunswick Police Commission.

Alycia Barlett, a Fredericton Police spokesperson, told CBC News today that Sowers will remain on active administrative desk duty, "until the matters have been concluded."

Disciplinary problems

In the past three months, arbitration hearings by the New Brunswick Police Commission have resulted in the dismissal of two Fredericton Police officers; Const. Jeff Smiley and Const. Cherie Campbell.

Smiley had faced charges relating to domestic violence and firearms, while Campbell had faced a shoplifting charge in Houlton, Me. 

Neither were convicted criminally, but the police commission arbitrator did decide to recommend firing them both.

Meanwhile, Const. Darrell Brewer is suspended without pay as he awaits a criminal trial in April. 

Brewer pleaded not guilty to a charge of impaired driving following a single-vehicle accident on Fredericton's north side on Aug. 23.

Cpl. Lou Lafleur is on desk duty as he awaits a trial this June on two impaired driving charges. Lalfleur also pleaded not guilty. The charges stem from an alleged incident on July 8, 2015.

One other Fredericton officer is suspended with pay while under investigation for alleged misappropriation of funds from the New Brunswick Police Association.