October 31st, 2020

Disclosure sought in BTPS sex assault case


By Shurtz, Delon on November 7, 2019.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

The case against a Blood Tribe Police officer charged with sexual assault continues to be delayed while defence waits for more disclosure.

The matter for veteran constable Bradley Chief Body has been adjourned several times since he was charged earlier this year with two counts of sexual assault. The case was back in Lethbridge provincial court Wednesday, where an agent for the accused’s lawyer said although some disclosure from the Crown’s office was provided last month, more is expected, and the matter was adjourned to Dec. 4.

Chief Body, who has been suspended from duty with pay pending review, was charged July 16 following an investigation by ASIRT, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.

Investigators reported that on two separate occasions in early February 2017, an on-duty officer sexually assaulted a woman by improperly touching her, over clothing, without her consent. The complainant reported the alleged assaults following the second incident.

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