Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown Stays Obstruction of Justice Charge against Brandon Police Officer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown Stays Obstruction of Justice Charge against Brandon Police Officer

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Obstruction of justice charge stayed against officer

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BRANDON, Man. - The Crown has stayed a charge of obstruction of justice against a member of the Brandon Police Service.

Court heard the charge stemmed from an alleged assault involving the son of a Brandon police sergeant at a bar in Brandon in July 2014.

Judge Murray Thompson said Const. Shane Stephenson, who was involved in the case, did not investigate until a few months later, when the son was detained and arrested for an alleged assault at another bar.

Court heard the son complained that Stephenson used excessive force on him in the second incident, but agreed to not pursue charges against him.

Stephenson then asked to question the son about the July incident, and the son then filed a complaint to the Law Enforcement Review Agency. …

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