A Central Alberta RCMP officer has been charged with assault causing bodily injury.
Const. Ron Lavallee of the Hobbema detachment faces a single count and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin court on Tuesday.
The charge follows an investigation by a senior member from an independent RCMP unit. It results from a public complaint of excessive force used during a January 2012 arrest.
Lavallee, a seven-year RCMP member, is on medical leave and his duty status is under review.