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Assault charge against Lethbridge Police officer withdrawn by Crown prosecutors

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An assault charge, laid against a Lethbridge Police officer earlier this year, has been dropped.

Constable David Easter was charged back in February 2020 while working in the cell block at the police station.

He was suspended without pay in August.

The Lethbridge Police Association, in a written release, confirmed the single count of assault was dropped by the Crown Wednesday as prosecutors assigned to the matter determined the actions of the officer did not warrant a criminal charge.

The LPA says the suspension without pay is expected to be reviewed further though there is still a possibility of an internal review of the incident.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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