Halifax police officer Sam Saade faces criminal charges

Police Officer Faces Criminal Charges

A Halifax Regional Police Officer faces criminal charges as a result of an incident that occurred last year.

In June 2010, police received a threats complaint from a member of the public. Investigators believe the victim was threatened because of his involvement in an incident that led to an arrest of a man for impaired driving. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of two people, a civilian and a police officer, in November. At that time, the civilian was charged and the officer was released without charges. As a result of further investigation, and in consultation with the Public Prosecution Service, the officer was rearrested this morning at Police Headquarters.

Thirty-three-year old Constable Sam Saade, who has been with the Department for 51/2 years, was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on May 2 at 1:30 p.m. to face charges of breach of trust, threats and intimidation of a justice participant. Cst. Saade remains suspended from the department.

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