Judge lifts emergency protection order against RNC officer
Const. Steve Curnew to appear in court appearance Sept. 6 for breach of initial order
A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer facing a charge of breaching an emergency protection order has now had that order thrown out.
Const. Steve Curnew, 43, a former media liason for the RNC, was arrested Aug. 6 and held in the lockup for a night after breaching the order, and will appear in court in September.
But on Friday, a judge granted that the emergency order be lifted.
An emergency protection order is granted by a judge to provide immediate protection in cases of family violence.
It falls under the Family Violence and Protection Act and is NOT a criminal charge.
The RNC chief said Curnew was not on duty during the alleged breach and is currently on leave.