07/15/2014 05:40 EDT | Updated 09/14/2014 05:59 EDT

Edmonton officer charged with assault after complaint about arrest

EDMONTON - An Edmonton police officer has been charged with assault stemming from an arrest made last fall.

In a news release, police say someone complained that the officer used excessive force during the Nov. 19 arrest.

The Edmonton police professional standards branch investigated the complaint.

Const. Kelly Stel is facing one court of assault.

Police say he has been with the force for 13 years.