Regina police officer admits to one assault; faces trial on second count

REGINA — A Regina police officer has pleaded guilty to one of two assault charges that were laid after an on-duty confrontation in police headquarters.

Cpl. Colin Magee, a 17-year member of the force, entered the plea Monday and will face a sentencing hearing in provincial court on Oct. 21.

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Magee will face trial on the second charge in a hearing that is expected to start Dec. 18.

The corporal is accused of assaulting a man and a male youth in the detention area of the headquarters last September.

The officer is currently on administrative duties and police say in a statement that his plea was part of a process laid out by Chief Evan Bray this past spring.

The statement says there will be no final decisions made on Magee's status until all criminal and Police Act charges against him have been dealt with in the courts.

"The Public Complaints Commission will be part of the administrative process, as well as our police service," said the statement.

"This is a step in the process, not the conclusion."

Magee previously had a lawsuit filed against him following assault charges that were laid in 2017.

He and another corporal were accused of assaulting a man while arresting him.

The arrest was captured on a security camera but the charges were dropped last December. (CJME, CTV Regina)

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