National Newswatch

KAPUSKASING, Ont. — Two provincial police officers are facing assault charges.

Ontario Provincial Police say the two officers were arrested and charged Tuesday following an investigation into an alleged assault on two people on May 28.

Const. Kenny Belanger — a six-year veteran of the OPP who works out of the Kapuskasing detachment — is charged with two counts of assault with a weapon.

Const. Daniel Lafontaine — a nine-year veteran of the force who works out of the South Porcupine detachment — is charged with two counts of assault.

Sgt. Peter Leon says both have been suspended with pay.

They are scheduled to appear in court in Kapuskasing, Ont., on Oct. 31.


The Canadian Press

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