Kamloops Mountie expected to plead guilty to assault

A Kamloops Mountie will plead guilty to an assault charge stemming from an on-duty incident last year, a judge has been told.

RCMP Const. Todd Henderson was charged with assault causing bodily harm following an alleged incident on Aug. 25, 2017.

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During a pre-trial conference in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday, defence lawyer Neville McDougall said Henderson plans to plead guilty to the lesser charge of simple assault and dates for his four-day trial were cancelled.

No information about the incident has been made public, other than that it took place while Henderson was on-duty.

The complainant, identified in court documents, is a man who is known to police.

Crown prosecutor Andrew Vandersluys said he is in the process of attempting to obtain a victim-impact statement from the complainant.

In 2012, a former Thompson Rivers University student attempted to file a private prosecution against Henderson.

At the time, prolific litigant, ex-TRU senator, former school trustee nominee and convicted fraudster Adrian Miller accused Henderson of threatening to “kick his ass.”

Miller’s prosecution was withdrawn by senior Crown counsel.

Lawyers will meet on Oct. 15 to set a date for Henderson’s guilty plea.

A call to B.C. RCMP headquarters inquiring about Henderson’s duty status was not answered by KTW press time.

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