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Calgary police officer charged with assault

A Calgary police officer has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a 2005 arrest.

A Calgary police officer has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a 2005arrest.

Const. Sean Hasson, 28,has been suspendedwith pay, police announced Tuesday.

A man arrested in the northeast end of the city on Dec. 9, 2005, complained to the Calgary police professional standards section that hesuffereda broken jaw and perforated eardrum, said Insp. Ken Marchant.

Marchant wouldn't say why the man was arrested. Hasson wascharged with aggravated assault Tuesdayafter a lengthy investigation, he said.

Hasson, a general patrol constable who has worked for the Calgary police service forfive years,will appear in provincial court on Aug. 16.

An internal police investigation will take place after the criminal charge has been dealt with, said Marchant.

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