A Saskatchewan RCMP officer has been charged with assault causing bodily harm following an incident in Melfort earlier this month.

Charged is Const. Anthony Bear, 26, of La Loche.

Bear was off-duty at the time of the incident and the victim is a man, the RCMP said. 

Bear was formally charged Thursday night and has been issued a promise to appear in Melfort provincial court on Dec. 14.

No internal code of conduct process has been ordered, the RCMP said.

Bear is currently not on active duty, the RCMP said.