Blood Tribe police officer facing sex assault charges
Blood Tribe Police cruiser. Photo courtesy of the Blood Tribe Police Service.
A Blood Tribe Police Service member has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault.
It’s alleged that in early February 2017, Constable Bradley Chief Body touched a female officer over the clothing without consent during two separate incidents while they were both on duty. Further information from the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) indicates that she reported what happened to a supervisor after the second incident.
An investigation by ASIRT concluded there are reasonable grounds to believe that offences had been committed. Charges were then laid following consultation with the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service.
Chief Body, a 10-year constable with the Blood Tribe Police Service, has since been suspended with pay. He’s scheduled to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on August 21.
Police say no further information will be provided as the matter is now before the courts.