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Surrey Police Union wants councillor disqualified from voting on policing decision

June 13, 2023  By Tom Zytaruk, Peace Arch News

June 13, 2023, Surrey, B.C. – The Surrey Police Union, representing Surrey Police Service officers, is calling on a Surrey councillor to recuse himself from voting on a critical decision on policing in Surrey, a situation that could potentially jeopardize the Surrey RCMP’s tenure as this city’s police of jurisdiction.

The union noted in a press release issued Tuesday that it has submitted a formal request to the City of Surrey Ethics Commissioner to disqualify Coun. Rob Stutt, chairman of the Public Safety Committee and a former Surrey Mountie, from voting in a final decision that’s expected to be before council this month as to who will be the city’s police of jurisdiction – the RCMP or the SPS. | READ MORE

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