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Calgary police officer charged in off-duty firearm incident

The name of the CPS officer charged will not be released as the investigation stemmed from a domestic matter

The officer facing charges is a two-year member and has been placed on administrative duties.

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The officer facing charges is a two-year member and has been placed on administrative duties.

Another Calgary Police Service officer is facing charges – this time following an investigation into alleged off-duty firearms offences

According to CPS, they received information in August 2016 about the alleged sale of a shotgun to a person who didn't have the required licence. Allegations were also made indicating the newly-acquired shotgun wasn't being stored properly in the purchaser's home. 

Police said following an investigation, charges were laid against a two-year member of the force. Charges are unauthorized possession of a firearm and contravention of storage regulations. 

This firearm was legally held by its previous owner, according to CPS. 

The service said they're releasing details to "ensure transparency to the public."

"This investigation stemmed from a domestic matter and to protect the welfare of the family involved, no names will be released by the service," said the news release. 

The 26-year-old officer is on administrative leave.

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