The investigation showed that the officer had been at a licensed establishment in Calgary on Oct. 9, and, while there, he touched a staff member in a sexual manner without her consent.

The evidence gathered during ASIRT’s investigation provided reasonable grounds to believe that an offence had been committed. As is required by the Police Act, the investigation was forwarded to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) to determine whether the evidence met the standard for prosecution.

Following a review of the investigation and having been advised that the ACPS was of the opinion that the evidence did meet their standard for prosecution, ASIRT Executive Director Michael Ewenson determined that the involved officer should be charged. On Dec. 6, 2022, Const. Gurluv Singh was charged with sexual assault. He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled for first appearance on Jan. 5, 2023, in Calgary Provincial Court.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released.

ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate incidents involving Alberta’s police that have resulted in serious injury or death to any person, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.


This release is distributed by the Government of Alberta on behalf of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team.