An Island RCMP officer received a conditional discharge in court Friday for assaulting a fellow Mountie.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Paul Spenceley, 45, pleaded guilty to the assault in June.

Spenceley admitted he grabbed the man by the throat and pushed him against a wall outside the victim's home following an argument over a personal matter.

Both men were off-duty at the time.

The conditional discharge means Spenceley won't have a criminal record.

The RCMP said they are doing their own internal investigation into Spenceley's actions.

"The RCMP code of conduct that all police officers are guided by affects us whether we're on duty or off duty," said spokesman Sgt. Andrew Blackadar.

Spenceley received 18 months probation and 100 hours of community work.

He's been on sick leave from the RCMP since June.