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Newfoundland Mountie arrested on allegations including possession, breach of trust

June 28, 2022
By The Canadian Press

June 27, 2022, St. John’s, Nfld. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s police oversight agency says an RCMP officer has been arrested for several offences, including possession of a controlled substance.

The Serious Incident Response Team says in a news release the officer is based in Corner Brook, a town in western Newfoundland.

The watchdog says it launched its investigation at the request of the RCMP, and a spokeswoman for the oversight agency said in an email that the officer has not yet been charged.

Watchdog director Mike King says his agency arrested the Mountie for possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a computer and breach of trust.

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King says the investigation is ongoing.

The oversight agency officially started its work last July with a mandate to investigate serious cases involving police, tied to matters such as death, injury, sexual offences and domestic violence.


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