02/03/2015 07:49 EST | Updated 04/05/2015 05:59 EDT

Metro Vancouver Transit Officer And Former Partner Charged With Assault

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VANCOUVER - A transit police officer and his former partner have been charged with assault after a confrontation at a SkyTrain station in Vancouver.

Transit Police spokeswoman Anne Drennan says Const. Edgardo Diaz and then-Const. Michael Hughes were involved in an alleged altercation with a man in August 2011.

Drennan says Diaz and Hughes have been charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.

The New Westminster Police Department investigated the allegations.

Drennan says Diaz has been working in an administrative role and Hughes left the service in 2012.

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