An Ottawa police officer who has been suspended with pay since February has been charged with sexual assault and breach of trust by Ontario's police watchdog, CBC News has learned.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) charged Const. Sundeep Singh, a patrol officer, on Tuesday.
He was released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 29.
Singh was suspended Feb. 12, 2021, according to police board documents that list the start and end date of all Ottawa police officer suspensions.
The board asked for an update on those suspensions after the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) unilaterally decided it would no longer inform its own membership when all officers were suspended. Singh's was the first suspension under that new policy.