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OPP officer in Wellington County charged after internal investigation

An officer with Wellington OPP faces a number of charges after an internal police investigation.

Officer scheduled to appear in court at the end of January

An OPP officer with the Wellington detachment faces a number of charges after an internal investigation by the Officer of Professionalism, Respect, Inclusion and Leadership. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

An Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Wellington County detachment is facing a number of charges after an ongoing internal police investigation.

The 20-year veteran was arrested Tuesday by the Office of Professionalism, Respect, Inclusion and Leadership.

Charges against the officer include obstruction of justice, breach of trust, counselling an offence, obstructing a peace officer and attempting to intercept private communication.

The officer has been suspended and is scheduled to appear in a Guelph court on January 29, 2021.

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