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.
There has been a major staffing turnover in the St. Anne Police Department.
According to Marc Robichaud, Chief of Police the last few months has seen a significant change in staffing.
Sergeant Randy Chudyk retired and has been replaced by Sergeant Doug Davis. Davis comes to Ste. Anne with over 35 years of experience with the Ontario Provincial Police.
Constable Jonathan Goertzen and Constable Kelly Dayment have also moved on. Goertzen took a position with the Morden Police and Dayment joined the Ottawa Police force. They have been replaced by Cadet Constable Jordon Taman and Cadet Constable Bradley Wiebe who both graduated from the Ontario police College.
“They will be working with regular officers for 4 months during their field training,” Robidaud explained.
Three new officers are also in training including Cadet Constable Mark Legal, Cadet Constable Dylan Hill and Cadet Constable Scott Badiuk.
“Once these officers return from training they will be in a casual role with the organization to assess their abilities and determine who will move into full time positions,” Robidaud added. “Funding for the training of these new officers has been
supplied by the Department of Justice.”
In addition, the St. Anne Police Department has hired Constable Tyler Delaronde has been hired into a full time position.
Currently the Ste. Anne Police Department has an allotment for four full time positions and one casual position.