Crime

Halifax Regional Police officer charged with voyeurism

Const. George Farmer was arrested Wednesday and has been released with conditions

A Halifax Regional Police constable has been arrested and charged with one count of voyeurism, trespassing by night and a breach of trust, after an internal complaint.

Const. George Farmer was arrested Wednesday and charged Halifax Regional Police announced Wednesday.

“Any time a police officer is charged with a criminal offence, it is disconcerting, not just for our employees, but also the citizens and communities we serve,” police chief Jean-Michel Blais said in a news release.

“We recognize that matters of this nature undermine public trust, which our employees work hard to build and uphold everyday. Breaching that trust is unacceptable and comes with consequences.”

Police said the alleged offences compromised the privacy of multiple people and took place between Nov. 23 and Dec. 3 in the 700 block along the Bedford Highway.

After HRP received the complaint, they began their investigation. Police said the Serious Incident Response Team, an investigative unit that looks into police incidents, has also been told of the matter.

Farmer has been suspended with pay and is scheduled to appear in court in Halifax on Jan. 16.

 

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