OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) charged one of its members in relation to recent domestic incidents in December, 2020 and February.

“The officer was charged with two counts of assault, mischief and careless storage of a firearm,” the OPS released in a statement Friday (Feb. 12). “The charges relate to off-duty incidents.”

The officer has been suspended from duty.

“As with any domestic violence incident, no name is being released in order to protect the identity of the victim,” the OPS said.

The OPS Professional Standards Unit has commenced a conduct investigation under the Police Services Act.

“The Ottawa police releases information when officers are charged to ensure transparency and trust in the process,” the OPS said. “The OPS takes the issue of violence against women very seriously.”