Charges laid against HRPS Officer

By: Laura Steiner
Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS)  have laid charges against one of their own.  Constable Jason Mathers has been charged with offenses related to an incident that happened in Oakville, in April of 2020.
Four officers responded to an incident in the Third Line and Dundas area of Oakville involving a loitering male.  One officer made direct physical contact with the male, and was suspended from with pay, and the force started a criminal investigation.
“It is of paramount importance that any investigation into the actions of a police officer is not only thorough but also unbiased, transparent and fair,” Chief Stephen Tanner said.  Waterloo Regional Police Service conducted the investigation.
Mathers was charged with one count each of:

  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Mischief Under $5,000

He has been released, and is scheduled to appear (virtually) in court March 29, 2021.  He remains suspended with pay.  The other three officers were reassigned to administrative positions pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.