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Veteran RCMP officer charged with obstruction

By News Sep 8, 2022 | 11:54 AM

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A member of the RCMP in Halifax is being charged with obstructing a peace officer.

The charge is against Constable Kwame Amoateng and is in relation to an incident alleged to have taken place in the Kemptown area on May 14.

Amoateng has been with the RCMP for nine-years.

Inspector Jeremie Landry calls the situation disconcerting and the matter is being looked into at a number of levels.

“Northwest RCMP Traffic Services notified Halifax District RCMP at the time of the incident and the matter was immediately referred to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), which completed an independent investigation. He’s scheduled to attend Pictou Provincial Court on October 3, 2022.” Landry said.

According to the Criminal Code, the charge is laid when someone prevents an officer from doing their job.

“The criminal charge is disconcerting and these incidents are taken seriously. Cst. Amoateng, who’s been an RCMP member for over 9 years, is currently on administrative duties. An internal code of conduct investigation has been initiated and is ongoing. Cst. Amoateng’s duty status will be continuously assessed throughout both the Court and internal processes.” Landry stated.


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