Judge reserves decision in assault trial of Nelson Police officer
BC Provincial Court Judge Richard Hewson reserved decision Friday in the assault trial of Nelson Police Department officer Const. Drew Turner.
Const. Turner is charge with assault following an incident on May 1, 2014, while off duty, allegedly punched Tawny Campbell in the face while the woman was handcuffed in a police vehicle.
Const. Turner came to the aid of a fellow officer who arrested Campbell for being intoxicated in a public place and breach of a previously court-ordered condition that she refrain from drinking alcohol.
The three-day trial at the Nelson Courthouse concluded Friday with closing arguments from lawyers.
During the course of the trial Judge Hewson of Vernon heard testimony from three Nelson Police officers, Campbell, Campbell’s mother and Turner.
Judge Hewson, saying he needed time before making his decision, set aside August 4 as the next time the parties will meet to decide on a date to deliver judgement.