Mountie investigated over assault allegations

Mountie investigated over assault allegations Yukon RCMP's major crimes unit is investigating allegations that one of its Mounties assaulted a man. The officer has been put on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

Yukon RCMP’s major crimes unit is investigating allegations that one of its Mounties assaulted a man.

The officer has been put on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. Meanwhile, Crown prosecutors have withdrawn some charges against the alleged victim, Duke Beattie, a Carcross resident.

On May 15 Carcross RCMP took Duke Beattie into custody after responding to a complaint from the community.

He was charged with five offenses, including breaching his bail conditions, threatening Constable Daniel Rouleau and resisting Rouleau during the execution of his duty.

He was also charged with threatening Jason and Meghan Potter. The lead investigator in the Beattie case is Jason Potter.

“After the incident took place, once the corporal in charge of Carcross detachment returned to work, the member involved advised him of the incident,” said the RCMP’s Sgt. Brad Keading.

According to the RCMP, the officer is accused of assaulting Beattie and threatening him while he was in the back of the police car. That report prompted the criminal investigation.

Yukon prosecutors withdrew the charges against Beattie pertaining to Constable Rouleau and Potter on May 22, according to court documents.

Yukon RCMP would not confirm that Cst. Rouleau was the officer under investigation.

“The investigation is largely completed and is being reviewed,” said Keading, adding they wouldn’t release any names for now.

The Yukon RCMP consulted with the Yukon Department of Justice and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team and decided Yukon RCMP would handle the investigation and ASIRT would review it, “to ensure that it is thorough and impartial,” the force said.

On top of the investigation, an internal code of conduct investigation has also been directed by Yukon RCMP.

The Yukon RCMP said in a release it was “deeply troubled by the allegations against this on-duty police officer.”

“Police professionalism is critical to maintaining public support and members of the RCMP are accountable for their actions.”

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