10/25/2013 03:07 EDT | Updated 12/25/2013 05:12 EST

Calgary Police Officer Charged With Using Excessive Force While On Duty

CALGARY - A Calgary police officer has been charged with assaulting a suspect.

It's alleged the officer used excessive force while trying to restrain a suspect on Dec. 11, 2011.

The incident was investigated by the Professional Standards Section and the file was forwarded to the Edmonton Crown prosecutor's office, which directed a charge of common assault be laid.

The member was charged Thursday and has been suspended with pay.

Police say the officer's name won't be released because it happened as a result of the execution of his duties.

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