Former St. Anne officer faces weapons charges


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On January 10, former Ste. Anne Police Sergeant Randy Chudyk faces charges of allegedly misusing a Taser.

   Randy Chudyk, a former sergeant of the Ste. Anne Police department is facing firearms charges after an investigation by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT).

   On November 21, ASIRT investigations operating in Manitoba charged Chudyk with one count of careless use of a firearm contrary to section 86 of the Criminal code and one count of pointing a firearm contrary to section 87 of the Criminal Code.

   The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was called in to conduct an independent investigation on January 18, 2012. After an investigation the ASIRT submitted a report to independent Crown counsel in Manitoba for review and charges have now been laid against the accused.

   Officials said the alleged incident involved a “conducted energy weapon” more commonly known as a stun gun or Taser.

   As a result of the charges, Chudyk resigned from his position as sergeant of the the Ste. Anne police department.

   Chudyk is expected to appear in Steinbach Provincial Court in January 10, 2013.

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