SD&G OPP constable faces criminal charge after misconduct investigation

An SD&G OPP cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

OTTTAWA — An SD&G OPP officer has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada following a four-month investigation.

Project Tadley began in March 2020 as a result of allegations of misconduct against an OPP member.

The Ontario Provincial Police reports that Provincial Constable Scott Joseph, a three-year member of the OPP currently serving at the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Detachment, was arrested July 21 and charged with one count of Breach of Trust by a Public Officer. He has been suspended with pay in accordance with the Police Services Act.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on Sept. 24.

No further information on the case can be released “as this is still an ongoing investigation,” said the OPP’s Bill Dickson in an email.

The OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau handled the investigation and laid the charge, according to Dickson.

This article was edited to add Dickson’s comments.

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