A TRANSIT officer has been charged with assault after a football fan was pepper-sprayed and left with a bloodied face at Subiaco train station in March.Police say Liam Barry McCalmont, 22, of Maylands, assaulted James Hagerstrom, 46 of Bassendean, after the March 28 AFL game between Fremantle and Adelaide at Subiaco Oval.
It will be alleged the assault occurred while transit guards tried to apprehend Mr Hagerstrom and charge him with obstruction.
The victim received facial injuries after his head was slammed into a platform during the altercation.
A Perth magistrate withdrew the obstruction charge against Mr Hagerstrom in July after viewing CCTV footage of the incident.
The Public Transport Authority conducted an internal inquiry into the incident in July and handed its findings to the Corruption and Crime Commission.
Mr McCalmont has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and will face the Perth Magistrates Court on October 19.
The PTA has placed him on "alternative and non-operational duties in the immediate term".