01/19/2016 12:25 EST | Updated 01/19/2017 00:12 EST

Edmonton police officer charged with assault going back three years

EDMONTON — An Edmonton police constable faces one count of assault in relation to an on-duty call three years ago.

Police say Dustin Adsett was responding to a report of a disturbance in January 2013.

Adsett is a seven-year-member of the Edmonton Police Service and remains on active duty.

The charge follows an investigation by the police department's professional standards branch and a recommendation from Alberta Justice.

Police say they will not comment further as the matter is before the courts.