A Halifax police officer has been charged with voyeurism, trespassing at night and breach of trust in connection with matters that took place between Nov. 23 and Dec. 3.
On Dec. 6, Halifax Regional Police (HRP) laid charges against Constable George Farmer after an internal complaint evolved into a criminal investigation.
All matters took place in Bedford, while Farmer was on duty, and it is believed the privacy of several people may be affected.
“Any time a police officer is charged with a criminal offence, it is disconcerting, not just for our employees, but also the citizens and communities we serve,” Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais said. “We recognize that matters of this nature undermine public trust, which our employees work hard to build and uphold everyday. Breaching that trust is unacceptable and comes with consequences.”
Farmer, who has 11 years of service with HRP, has been suspended with pay in accordance with the Nova Scotia Police Act, and is scheduled to appear in court in Halifax on January 16, 2018.