× Edmonton police officer charged with sexual assault, other offences: ASIRT
EDMONTON, Alberta (CNN) — Edmonton police said Thursday that an officer is charged with sexual assault and other offences involving multiple complainants.
The 36-year-old officer, Killeen Dickson, was expected to appear at a hearing Thursday at the Ontario Superior Court, Edmonton Police Service said in a statement.
He was arrested on Wednesday.
“We ask for patience, as this investigation is ongoing,” police said in the statement.
A search of his residence turned up drugs and weapons, including a semi-automatic gun, a police spokeswoman said.
“We need to ensure that our officers are in the safest place possible, that’s where the guns and drugs are,” Sgt. Stephanie Williams said.
Police said two other officers have been involved in on-duty traffic collisions during the past six months. Both remain on duty.
Police launched the investigation after the OPP, on behalf of a second province, contacted them with allegations against Dickson.
“The commissioner of the Edmonton Police Service is committed to the respect of the rights of all individuals and we are here to investigate every complaint based on the evidence as obtained,” said Chief Rod Knecht.
“This activity is unacceptable and we are committed to cooperating with all investigations and to enacting proper and complete consequences.”
Dickson has been an officer with the Edmonton Police Service since June 2015, police said.