Niagara Officer charged with assault after dispute with a person known to him

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In late May 2017 the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) entered into an investigation after being contacted by a member of the public regarding an incident that occurred in the Town of Niagara-On-The-Lake.

As a result of the investigation, on July 19, 2017, Niagara Regional Police Constable Dan Johnson was arrested and charged with the alleged offence of assault.  The incident occurred while the officer was off duty and involved a dispute with a person known to him.  It is alleged that during this dispute Constable Johnson assaulted the male.  No one was injured in this incident.

Constable Johnson has been released on an Officer in Charge Undertaking.  He has a future court date in the Ontario Court of Justice on August 30, 2017, at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St.Catharines.

Constable Johnson has been a police officer with the NRPS for 29 years, and in accordance with the Police Services Act of Ontario, Constable Johnson has been suspended with pay pending further investigation.

As the matter is now before the courts, no further comment or details will be provided.