An Edmonton police officer has been charged with careless use of a firearm after he accidentally fired a personal gun in 2017.

According to police, Cst. Jack Klick had just finished cleaning his gun at his home on May 26, 2017 when the gun went off. A bullet went through his patio door, and was not found.

Cst. Klick reported the incident to police, and no one was injured as a result of the shot.

On Thursday, Cst. Klick was charged with careless use of a firearm, and has been released on promise to appear in court.