06/25/2015 05:39 EDT | Updated 06/25/2016 05:59 EDT

Judge rules Mountie not guilty of assault during arrest in central Alberta

WETASKIWIN, Alta. - A Mountie in central Alberta has been acquitted on a charge of assault causing bodily harm.

A judge in Wetaskiwin made the ruling following a trial earlier this year for Const. Ron Lavallee.

The 37-year-old was accused of using excessive force during an arrest in Maskwacis on Jan. 1, 2012.

The officer is also appealing an earlier conviction for assault causing bodily harm for a confrontation on Dec. 14, 2011.

Lavallee was sentenced last year to two months in jail.

The RCMP says Lavallee is currently assigned to administrative duties.