A city police sergeant is facing obstruction of justice charges in relation to the officer’s attendance at family court proceedings in Edmonton in 2016, the province’s police watchdog said.
Sgt. Kevin Fald was arrested by Alberta Serious Incident Response Team Wednesday and charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of unauthorized use of a computer.
Investigators allege Fald misrepresented the status of a police investigation, “leading to the imposition of a protection order against one of the parties.”
Fald was not involved in this police investigation in any official capacity, ASIRT said.
Fald then allegedly attempted to obstruct an EPS professional standards investigation into his conduct and then allegedly accessed two police information databases in the course of committing these offences, ASIRT said.
Fald was released on an undertaking with conditions to appear in Edmonton provincial court on March 16, 2018.