Halton police officer facing charges after gun accidentally fired

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Published February 21, 2024 at 11:01 am

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A Halton police officer is facing charges after a firearm was accidentally discharged.

Const. Jordan Lee, a six-year member of the Halton Regional Police Service, has been charged with one count of careless use of a firearm following an internal investigation.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred on Monday, Jan. 29, in the Burlington.

A police spokesperson said Lee was handling a police-issued firearm during the course of his duties when the weapon was accidentally discharged. No one was injured.

As per Halton police policy, an investigation was conducted by members of Regional Investigative Services who, by mandate, investigate all events where a Service member discharges a firearm during the performance of their duty, intentionally or unintentionally.

Lee has been suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act of Ontario. He will appear in the Milton’s Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, Apr. 3.

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