Durham Regional Police officer charged after alleged incident in Beaverton

A Durham Regional Police Service officer is facing charges after an alleged altercation during a traffic stop in Beaverton.

While few details of the incident have been released, police say the traffic stop and the interaction involving the officer took place on July 17 of this year, at approximately 10:30 p.m. near Highway 48 west of Highway 12 in Beaverton.

“Members of the DRPS Professional Standards Unit began an investigation after they became aware of an incident involving the officer,” reads a release from police.

“The officer was suspended during the investigation and on Monday, November 1, 2021, the officer was arrested and is now facing charges.”

Investigators would like to speak with any witnesses who may have seen the interaction.

Matthew Lowe, 24, of Toronto is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance and Pointing a Firearm. He was released on an Undertaking.

“The constable who worked in North Division has been an officer for just over two years,” continues the release.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to call the DRPS Professional Standards Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 4370.

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