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Charges laid against a Williams Lake RCMP officer

The BC Prosecution Service has approved charges against Constable Olavo Castro in connection with an off-duty incident on July 1,2022 in Williams Lake.

Castro has been charged with one count of occupying a vehicle knowing there was a restricted firearm in it, and one count of unauthorized possession of a loaded restricted firearm in a motor vehicle.

The charge was sworn today (Monday) in Williams Lake Provincial Court.

The first court appearance on this matter is scheduled for October 5.

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The charges were approved by an experienced Crown Counsel with no prior or current connection with the officer.

With Files from George Henderson, My Cariboo Now

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