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Halton Police officer charged with careless use of a firearm

Police say the officer was handling a police-issued firearm during his duties when it was accidentally fired
Halton Regional Police Cruiser
Halton Regional Police cruiser file photo

Following an internal investigation, a six-year veteran of the Halton Regional Police Constable Jordan Lee, has been charged with one count of careless use of a firearm. 

The charge stems from an incident that occurred on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024 in Burlington. 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 Service 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.

Constable Lee has been suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act of Ontario. He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice - Milton on Wednesday April 3.

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