03/26/2013 08:46 EDT | Updated 03/26/2013 09:11 EDT

Robert Power Fired; Police Officer Accused Of Assault During Arrest


REGINA _ A Regina police officer who is facing assault charges has been fired.

The Regina Police Service announced Monday that Const. Robert Power, who is 40, has been dismissed.

Last May, police began investigating after a complaint from someone who alleged they were assaulted by an officer as they were being arrested.

Power, a five-year veterans of the city force, was charged in December with assault causing bodily harm.

Police Chief Troy Hagen says even though the case is still before the courts, he fired Powers last Thursday because he found him unsuitable for the force.

Power has 30 days to appeal the decision.

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