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Halton officer charged after alleged assault of male in custody: Police

A Halton Regional Police officer is facing an assault charge after a man was allegedly assaulted while in custody.

Police say the officer responded to a disturbance call in the Main Street area of Milton on Aug. 26 around 1 a.m.

“While investigating the original call, it is alleged that the officer assaulted a male victim that had been taken into custody by police,” police said in a release.

Police say the male did not suffer significant injuries and did not require medical attention.

Const. Dwain Newham is charged with assault. He will appear in court in Milton on Sept. 25.