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By The Canadian Press
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A police officer who was at the centre of a judicial inquiry into his fatal shooting of an injured Newfoundland worker has been charged with obstructing justice over his handling of an unrelated traffic stop last year.
A news release from the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team issued Wednesday said Const. Joe Smyth was charged in relation to an incident on May 12 in St. John’s “that resulted in a traffic violation ticket being issued for an offence that did not occur.”