Const. Jennifer McPhee, a 17-year veteran of the force, was arrested on Sept. 13 — the day of the incident — and released that evening, according to police. Investigators have not disclosed the name of the business.
The 42-year-old was charged Wednesday with careless use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm, contravention of storage regulations, theft under $5,000 and disguise with intent.
Dan Kinsella, chief of the Halifax Regional Police, addressed the Sept. 13 incident last week, saying criminal charges were being pursued against three officers accused of committing crimes in the municipality in recent weeks.
Det. Const. Joseph Farrow, 51, was charged with unlawfully entering a home and sexual assault. The Serious Incident Response Team, the province's police watchdog, said Farrow knew the owner of the home, whom he is accused of sexually assaulting.
On Sept. 13, police said they’ve received a report regarding a theft involving a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer at a local store. The officer was arrested and released that evening on a notice to appear.
A third officer was arrested and released without charges after a domestic incident on Oct. 7 in Eastern Passage. The 35-year-old man was off-duty. SIRT is investigating.
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Halifax Regional Police (HRP) today charged 42-year-old Constable Jennifer McPhee in relation to a theft that occurred last month in Halifax.
On September 13, HRP received a report regarding a theft involving an HRP officer at a local store. The officer was arrested and released that evening on an appearance notice. The officer was suspended with pay in accordance with the Nova Scotia Police Act. The officer’s name was not released at the time as charges had not been sworn due to the ongoing investigation.
Investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged Cst. McPhee with one count each of the following:
Cst. McPhee, who has over 17 years of service with HRP, remains suspended with pay in accordance with the Nova Scotia Police Act.