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Peel officer charged with possession of prohibited ammunition

An undated file photo of a formal Peel Regional Police uniform (TWITTER/@PEELPOLICE

Peel police have charged an eight-year-member of the force with several criminal offences after a 14-month investigation.

The investigation was launched based on an internal complaint to the Peel Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau in September 2019.

The compliant alleged that after his shift ended, the officer went off duty and left three prohibited firearm magazines loaded with ammunition in the trunk of the police cruiser he was using that day. These magazines were not issued by the police service.

On Tuesday, Constable Michael Konwerski was charged with three counts each of unauthorized possession of a prohibited device, careless storage of a prohibited devide and one count of careless storage of ammunition.

Cst. Konwerski is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 4, 2021.

A Police Services Act investigation will take place after criminal proceedings have been completed.