Charges laid against a Chilliwack RCMP member.

Chilliwack RCMP member facing charges

A Chilliwack RCMP member has been charged with assault and perjury.

A Chilliwack RCMP member is facing charges related to an arrest he made on Nov. 17, 2013, as well as the subsequent testimony he provided in court with respect to that arrest.

In a statement released Friday, the RCMP said Const. Jeff Van Woerden has been charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and perjury.

”These are serious charges”, said Superintendent Deanne Burleigh, Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.

“The allegations demonstrate conduct that is not in keeping of my expectations for our members. Const. Van Woerden will now have an opportunity to answer to these allegations in court.”

He will be appearing in Abbotsford Provincial Court on Nov. 3.

A separate code of conduct investigation remains ongoing. He is currently suspended with pay.

Police provided no more details about the alleged incident.

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