RCMP officer Cameron Lockhart took the stand Thursday to testify against allegations that he assaulted two women.
Lockhart faces five counts of assault and eight charges in total. Thursday on the stand, he called seven of the incidents “absolutely fabricated” with the eighth an exaggerated accident.
Lockhart claims he has never struck a woman and that includes the two complainants. In fact, he singled out one of the women as an aggressor, and recounted incidents in which she assaulted him.
On Tuesday, one of the alleged victims said Lockhart threw her into a kitchen counter during a drunken argument, hard enough to damage the counter top. Today Lockhart testified it didn’t happen and that the woman damaged the counter accidentally.
A second woman has accused Lockhart of elbowing her in the face causing a bloody nose and black eye. Lockhart called it a harmless push. He claims there was no intent to hurt the woman and felt terrible about it.
Lockhard has denied three additional counts of assault as well as allegations of uttering threats and mischief.
Lockhart was stationed at the Trinity Conception RCMP detachment at the time of the alleged incidents but is currently suspended with pay.
The jury will hear closing submissions from the crown and defense Monday before they receive instructions from the judge.