Both a current and former officer from the Springfield Police Service have been charged.
On April 28th of this year, the Springfield Police Service notified the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of an incident it had recently become aware of. According to the notification, on February 14, 2021, an on-duty officer discharged a service firearm within the detachment office. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
Following a review of the circumstances, the civilian director determined that it would be in the public interest for the IIU to investigate.
The IIU has now concluded its investigation into the allegation of a careless discharge of a firearm. The civilian director has determined there are reasonable grounds to believe offences occurred under the Criminal Code.
As a result, Springfield Police Service Constable Jesse Zillman and former officer with the police service, Tyler Froese have each been issued a summons for December 6, 2022, in Beausejour Provincial Court for careless use of a firearm and obstructing justice.
No further information is being provided at this time.