100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. (Canadian Press) – A B.C. Mountie has been convicted of assault with a Taser stemming from a police call to a pub in 100 Mile House.
Const. Dan Cameron will be sentenced at a later date for the December 2006 incident. Cameron and two other officers were called to a pub on Highway 97, and arrested the man who was hit with the stun gun.
A provincial court judge ruled that while use of the Taser was not excessive, police did not have grounds to arrest the man in the first place, so Cameron’s use of the stun gun was not warranted.
Cameron’s sentencing hearing will be scheduled for sometime next month.
An RCMP spokesperson says Cameron remains on active duty at the 100 Mile House detachment until after sentencing and the outcome of a formal internal disciplinary hearing.