Halifax police officer charged with breach of probation

A Halifax police officer who pleaded guilty to assault has been charged with breach of probation.

The province's Serious Incident Response Team says it laid the charge against Const. Jason Richard Murray on Friday.

SIRT says the 45-year-old was granted a conditional discharge and given eight months of probation after pleading guilty to assault in November.

It says one of the conditions of the order was that Murray have no direct or indirect contact with the victim.

SIRT says a witness has provided information that alleges the Halifax Regional Police officer breached that condition.

Murray is due to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on April 18.