London Police Service Police Press Releases

Police Officer Arrested Again

LONDON, ON (May 7, 2024) – Earlier today, members of the London Police Service arrested an off-duty member of the LPS in relation to a criminal harassment investigation into repeated communication with a victim over email and phone.

The officer was arrested shortly after 1 p.m., in north end of the city and transported to the London Police Service Headquarters Detention Unit.

At the time of the arrest, the off-duty officer was found to be in breach of court-imposed conditions.

As a result of the investigation, Constable Juan Ernesto Romero-Hernandez, 47, of London, was charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences:

  • Criminal harassment by repeated communication; and
  • Fail to comply with release order.

The accused was remanded in custody and is expected to re-appear in London court tomorrow in relation to the charges.

The officer has 20 years of service with the LPS and is presently suspended with pay.  

As this matter is before the court, the London Police Service is unable to provide additional information. 

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