The policeman who allegedly shot a man who was in charge of the stolen car was accused of attempted murder.
In addition to this charge, Sergeant. Richard Dorling of Waterloo Regional Police faces aggravated assault, reckless use of firearms and firearms with the intent to cause harm.
A special investigation team in Ontario announced Wednesday the charges. They relate to the shooting, which took place on March 31 in Cambridge, ONT.
A 30-year-old man from nearby Hamilton was seriously injured during the shooting. At that time, the police stated that they were looking for this person because they believed that he was involved in a burglary in which rifles and a car were stolen.
According to SIU, the officer fired his pistol several times, hitting the driver once. The organization did not clarify why it considers Döring’s actions criminal.
Dorling’s next appearance is scheduled for December 19 in Kitchener, Ont. He was transferred to a paid detachment from his work until the end of the trial.
None of the allegations against Dorling have been proven in court.