October 20th, 2020

RCMP officer’s assault trial to proceed in December


By Shurtz, Delon on July 30, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

lethbridge herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

After numerous court hearings, and a couple of cancelled trials, a Fort Macleod RCMP officer is finally scheduled to proceed to trial later this year.

The hearing for Troy William Heystek is set to run Dec. 7-8 in Fort Macleod provincial court.

The 50-year-old officer, who was originally scheduled for trial last August before it was cancelled and reset for April, is charged with one count of assault, stemming from an incident April 13, 2018 in the Village of Granum north of Fort Macleod.

The RCMP reported an officer responded to a 911 call made from a home in the small community. After confirming the welfare of the resident of the home, the officer and the resident had a verbal exchange that escalated into a physical confrontation, in which the officer allegedly pushed and punched the resident.

The Crowsnest Pass RCMP detachment investigated the allegations and subsequently charged an officer.

Heystek is re-assigned to an administrative role pending the outcome of his case

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