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  • RNC Constable Faces Trial for Obstruction

    (Joe Smyth appears during the Don Dunphy Inquiry. File photo.)

    RNC Constable Joe Smyth is going to trial in January on one count of obstruction of justice.

    Smyth was arrested and charged by the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) following an investigation into a public complaint stemming from a traffic stop in May of 2017.

    Smyth has been charged with obstruction of justice as the result of that ASIRT investigation.

    According to the charge, dated on or between May 12 and November 7, 2017, Smyth did willfully attempt to obstruct the course of justice by issuing a summary offence ticket, knowing the alleged offence had not been committed.

    Smyth did not appear in court this morning, rather he was represented by his lawyer Jerome Kennedy.

    He elected trial by judge in Provincial Court. Three days have been set aside to hear the case, starting next January 7th.

    Smyth was previously involved in the shooting death of Donald Dunphy in his Mitchell’s Brook home in April of 2015.

    There were no charges and an inquiry into the matter resulted in a number of recommendations.

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