EPS officer charged with obstructions, commissioning false affidavit
A member of the Edmonton Police Service is facing two criminal charges.
A public complaint filed in 2020 lead to an internal investigation into Const. Joseph Spear.
Spear, an EPS member for 22 years, was charged with attempted obstruction of justice and commissioning a false affidavit.
The matter was referred to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service when the internal investigation concluded. It recommended two charges be laid.
Const. Spear is working in a non-frontline role pending court proceedings.