Identity of arrested off-duty cop confirmed
CTV News has learned that the off-duty Vancouver Police Department officer arrested on charges of assault and unlawful confinement last week is Kyle Marynick.
Marynick, 34, is a 10-year veteran of the force. He has been removed from front-line duties pending an investigation into the accusations, the VPD said in a statement Wednesday.
He has been charged with two counts of unlawful confinement and one count of assault causing bodily harm, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP.
Marynick was arrested on Friday, but he had not been identified for fear of identifying a victim, police said. A woman brought the allegations to the Ridge Meadows RCMP detachment on Jan. 23, telling police she was the victim of a domestic-related assault.
According to his bail conditions, Marynick’s not allowed to be within two blocks of the home.
Vancouver police said they were told about the report and notified the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.
The VPD said it will not comment on the allegations as a Ridge Meadows RCMP investigation is ongoing.
Marynick received the Vancouver Chief Constable’s Unit Citation in 2013 for his role in rescuing a distraught man who had slit his wrists and set fire to his former place of employment.
The award was given to several officers “for their professional and immediate action in the face of imminent danger.”