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Transit cop charges with assault

Charges have been approved against a Transit Police officer for a fight outside an Uptown New Westminster bar last fall.

In a press release, New Westminster police said Brian Lawson has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and assaulting a police officer.

On Sept. 12, police received reports of a fight outside of Moonraker's Pub on Seventh Street. When police arrived no one was observed fighting but one man was taken into custody. The NWPD says shortly after the arrest it was determined he was an off-duty Transit Police officer. Lawson's first appearance in New Westminster Provincial Court is set for March 6.

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