Canada Calgary police officer charged with uttering threats, assault with weapon

16:22  14 april  2017
16:22  14 april  2017 Source:   cbc.ca

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Police say the Crown recommended charges against the officer . Douglas Sherwood, 41, is charged with one count of assault with a weapon , assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats . Death threats mailed to Ottawa addresses originated in Calgary : police .

Police say Douglas Sherwood was off duty when he spotted a man prowling his neighbourhood and drove into him before getting into a fight. Evelyne Asselin/CBC © Copyright: (C) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/termsofuse.htm... Police say Douglas Sherwood was off duty when he spotted a man prowling his neighbourhood and drove into him before getting into a fight. Evelyne Asselin/CBC

A Calgary police officer is facing charges of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats after it's alleged he drove into a man before getting into a fight while off duty. 

Police say Douglas Sherwood, 41, saw a man acting suspiciously in his northwest Calgary neighbourhood and confronted him back in January 2015.

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Calgary police have charged a 13-year member of the force with assault after an off duty incident more than two years ago. 41 year old Douglas Sherwood, is charged with one count each of assault with a weapon , assault causing bodily harm, and uttering threats .

CALGARY – An officer who has been with the Calgary Police Service for 13 years has been charged following an altercation in a city neighbourhood more than two years ago. Douglas Sherwood, who is 41, is charged with assault with a weapon , assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats .

Officer confronted prowler

It's alleged he got into his truck and began to follow the man down the street.

The man kicked the officer's truck after he was questioned about what he was doing in the neighbourhood and why he was in a neighbour's backyard.

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The officer did not identify himself to the man as a Calgary police member.

Police say the officer used his truck to strike the man from behind before getting out of his vehicle and starting a physical altercation.

Neighbour called 911

A resident in the neighbourhood saw what was happening and called 911.

It is also alleged that the officer verbally threatened the man. Both the officer and the man were injured in the fight.

Sherwood is charged with one count each of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats.

He will next appear in court on May 15.

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