Hamilton Police say one of their officers is facing an additional charge related to firearms after he allegedly used his weapon in a “reckless manner”.

Last month, the police announced Const. Brandon terdik he had allegedly pointed his service firearm at another Hamilton officer during a duty incident on October 23.

At the time, he was charged with pointing a firearm and careless use of a firearm, and had been suspended with pay.

On Press release On Friday, police said further investigation revealed another incident in which Terdik allegedly “used his service firearm in a careless manner.”

Terdik faces an additional charge for careless use of a firearm. It is unclear when the second incident occurred. The Spectator has contacted the police for additional information.

In a previous email to The Spectator, spokeswoman Jackie Penman said that Terdik has been in the service for less than two years and has worked on patrol.

Police said Terdik continues to be suspended with pay. He was released with a compromise and is scheduled to appear in court on November 25.

“The matter is now in court,” police said in a statement. “Out of respect for the judicial process, the Hamilton Police Service will not provide further comment.”

More to come.

Fallon Hewitt is a reporter for The Spectator who lives in Hamilton. Contact her by email: [email protected]


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