A Winnipeg police officer has been charged following a lengthy investigation into whether he improperly stored a firearm.
The Independent Investigation Unit was notified by police on January 14, 2019 that the firearm may have been stored in an unauthorized place.
Following the investigation by IIU civilian director Zane Tessler and his team, P/Sgt. Sean Cassidy was issued a summons on August 30 to appear in a Winnipeg courtroom on October 21, 2019.
Cassidy is facing charges of unsafe storage of a firearm and possessing a restricted weapon at an unauthorized place.
Cassidy, a 21-year veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service, is currently being sued by a man who alleges the officer assaulted and beat him during his arrest in March 2017. Cassidy was charged with assault causing bodily harm in January 2019 relating to the incident. He was off-duty at the time.