There has been some progress made in separate court matters involving a current Chatham-Kent police officer and a former police officer.
The unrelated cases involving Const. Andrew Jaconelli and ex-cop Kenneth Miller were both briefly discussed during bail court on Tuesday in Chatham.
There are publication bans on both matters, including one that prohibits any information regarding evidence being released that arises during a bail hearing and another prohibiting any information being published that could identify a complainant or witness in a sexual offence proceeding.
The court heard discussions have been going well between the prosecutor and Jaconelli’s lawyer, resulting in a request for the matter to return on April 16 to set a pre-trial date. Jaconelli faces a charge of sexual assault and assault with a weapon in connection with an alleged off-duty incident that occurred in November 2017.
He also faces a sexual assault charge in connection with an alleged off-duty incident in August 2018.
A judicial pre-trial was set for May 16 in the case involving Miller.
Miller, who resigned from the police service about a year ago, is facing charges of sexual assault and breach of trust brought by Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit.
Chatham-Kent police contacted the SIU in late March 2018 to report a woman’s sex-related complaint about a man working as a police officer at the time.