01/30/2015 11:58 EST | Updated 04/01/2015 05:59 EDT

Alberta RCMP officer charged with common assault while on duty

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Alta. - An RCMP officer from a detachment just outside Edmonton has been charged with assault.

Mounties say Const. Brendon Plamondon of Fort Saskatchewan was on duty at the time of the alleged incident last April.

Plamondon is to make his first court appearance on Feb. 19.

He has been suspended with pay.