Alberta RCMP Officer Receives Conditional Sentence

RCMP - Crest-insigneEdmonton, AB – Today, in Queen’s Bench Court, RCMP Constable Jason Clace of Boyle Detachment was sentenced to a 1 year conditional discharge. The conditions of the conditional discharge include 150 hours of community service work which must be completed within the next year. The sentence comes after Cst. Clace pleaded guilty this past June to a charge of assault with a weapon and a charge of careless use of a firearm. The charges stemmed from an independent investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) into an on-duty incident that occurred near Boyle, Alberta on September 23, 2011.

“Police work often involves making split-second decisions – and those decisions can have serious consequences,” said Chief Superintendent Curtis Zablocki, Acting Criminal Operations Officer Alberta RCMP. “In this case, our member made a judgment call, and has been subject to the processes in place to ensure police accountability.”

Following the 2011 incident, Cst. Clace was placed on administrative duties. After the charges against him were laid in September 2012, he was suspended from duty. In February 2014, he returned to frontline policing after an assessment of his suitability for active duty. The internal RCMP Code of Conduct related to this incident continues.