Hobbema RCMP have charged one of their own.
Police say the charge stems from a complaint from a member of the public who alleged excessive force was used during an arrest that took place in Hobbema.
As the matter is before the courts, the RCMP are not in a position to comment further on the details of the case.
Hobbema RCMP Const. Ronald Craig Lavallee faces a charge of assault and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Sept. 13. Lavallee has worked with the RCMP for more than six years. He has also worked at the Ponoka RCMP detachment.
He is currently on medical leave.