CAMPBELLTON (GNB) – A New Brunswick RCMP officer has been charged following an investigation by Quebec’s Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes into a July 2021 arrest.

A summary conviction assault charge was laid in provincial court against Pierrick Caron on June 30.

Evidence gathered during the investigation provided reasonable grounds to believe that an offence had been committed. The bureau’s report was submitted to Public Prosecution Services, which determined that the evidence met the standard for prosecution.

Caron is scheduled to appear in Campbellton provincial court on July 25.

As this matter is now before the courts, the Department of Justice and Public Safety will have no further comment.