Nova Scotia

Halifax cop charged with making threats

A Halifax Regional Police officer was charged Monday with breach of trust, uttering threats and intimidation of a justice participant as the result of an incident that occurred last year, police say.

A Halifax Regional Police officer was charged Monday with breach of trust, uttering threats and intimidation of a justice participant as the result of an incident that occurred last year, police say.

Const. Sam Saade, 33, who has been with the department for more than five years, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on May 2 on the charges. He was released on a promise to appear.

In June 2010, police received a threats complaint from a member of the public, Const. Brian Palmeter said Monday.

Investigators believe the victim was threatened because of his involvement in an incident that led to an arrest of a man for impaired driving, he said.

The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a civilian and Saade in November. The civilian was charged and Saade was released without charges.

However,  Palmeter said that Saade was re-arrested Monday morning at police headquarters as a result of further investigation, and in consultation with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service.

Saade remains suspended from the department. 

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