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RNC officer facing four charges, including an attack with a weapon

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • The charges are the outcome of a Serious Incident Response Team investigation.
  • Const. Noelle Laite faces four costs arising from an alleged off-duty happening in Pasadena.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer is facing four orders: 

A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer faces four charges, including an attack with a weapon, after an inquiry by the region’s Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT-NL).

According to a press release Monday, Const. Noelle Laite, 33, is indicted of assault, assault with a weapon, assault inducing physical harm, and choking.

In an email, an RNC representative called it a domestic assault probe. The force said Laite is on administrative duties pending the result of the court process.

The charges relate to likely incidents while she was off duty and are alleged to have happened in the western Newfoundland town of Pasadena.

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accused of assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and choking.

The press release, sent by SIRT-NL director Mike King, said the group was informed of the allegations on January 31 and started an inquiry

SIRT-NL is a civilian-led group that investigates happenings “concerning severe injury, demise, sexual crime, domestic violence or any case of significant public interest stemming from the actions of a police officer in Newfoundland and Labrador,” reads the release. 

King said SIRT-NL wouldn’t remark on the charges or the probe, and the RNC representative said they wouldn’t confer the release.

Laite is expected in court on April 5. 

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