Trial date set for Kelowna RCMP officer charged with assault

The trial for a Kelowna RCMP officer charged with assault has been set for October.

Corporal Christopher Williams was originally scheduled to stand trial next week, but he successfully got it adjourned earlier this month so that he could get a lawyer.

At his May 4 appearance, Williams said he didn't have legal representation because his application with the RCMP to get a publically funded lawyer was held up and not approved until March- in certain circumstances, the RCMP provides legal assistance to its members at the Crown's expense.

Williams was charged and put on administrative leave in February 2016, after there was an investigation into the way he handled the arrest of a man in May 2015. No other details about the incident have been released.

The trial, which will be heard by both a judge and jury, will begin on October 8 and is expected to last 5 days.