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Central Alberta Mountie accused of using excessive force to stand trial

04/17/2013 12:27 EDT | Updated 06/17/2013 05:12 EDT
RED DEER, Alta. - A central Alberta Mountie accused of using excessive force during an arrest has been ordered to stand trial.

Const. Ron Lavallee of the Hobbema detachment is charged with assault causing bodily harm.

His preliminary hearing concluded Wednesday, but no trial date has been set for the 34-year-old officer.

Lavallee, a seven-year veteran of the force, is on medical leave.

He was charged earlier this month after an investigation by a senior member of an independent RCMP unit.

The review was prompted by a complaint that excessive force was used during an arrest in January 2012.

(CKGY, The Canadian Press)

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