Alberta RCMP member charged with assault
A Tofield, Alberta RCMP member has been charged following a police investigation.
On October 29, 2018, Tofield RCMP were dispatched to an local residence in response to a 911 call. Both the homeowner and a resident of the home allege that Cst. Dane McCarty forcefully entered the home and assault them both. The homeowner and resident successfully restrained Cst. McCarty and convinced him to leave. Cst. McCarty entered the home a second time and continued his assault on both alleged victims. Once more, Cst. McCarty was restrained and convinced to leave. Tofield RCMP members took Cst. McCarty into custody immediately thereafter.
Cst. McCarty was not on duty at the time.
Cst. McCarty has been charged with break and enter assault, assault and two counts of mischief. Cst. McCarty has been released on his own recognizance with conditions to report to a bail supervisor, abstain from alcohol, not to possess firearms and to make no contact with the alleged victims.
Cst. McCarty has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of a code of conduct investigation. This parallel internal investigation will be conducted regardless as to the outcome of any criminal court proceedings.
Cst. McCarty’s first appearance in Vegreville Provincial Court is scheduled for November 5, 2018.