EPS officer charged with obstructions, commissioning false affidavit

EDMONTON –

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. 

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