Suspended RCMP Police Officer Charged with Firearms Offences


On Friday an RCMP officer, Constable Michael Wheeler, was arrested and charged with firearms offences following an investigation overseen by the Serious Incident Response Team Newfoundland and Labrador (SIRT-NL).


The officer was most recently stationed at Holyrood Detachment.


The accused has been charged with Careless Use of a Firearm and Pointing a Firearm. The charges stem from an incident involving Wheeler and an acquaintance at a private residence.


Wheeler has been suspended with pay since February 28 of last year and will continue at this status subject to the outcome of the court and internal processes.