A Sault police officer was arrested yesterday by the Greater Sudbury Police Service following a public complaint.
In a news release issued today, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service reports that Constable Craig Johnson has been charged with public mischief under the Criminal Code and has been suspended from duty with pay.
Greater Sudbury Police told Sudbury.com they were brought in to investigate by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. It has been alleged that Johnson, 35, "filed a false police report in relation to a traffic complaint to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service against another community member of Sault Ste. Marie," GSPS spokesperson Kaitlyn Dunn told Sudbury.com.
Because the complaint involved a member of its own service, Sault Police contacted GSPS to conduct the investigation.
"As a result of the investigation, he has been charged with public mischief," Dunn said.
Johnson is scheduled to appear in court on April 12.