The New Brunswick RCMP would like to address charges that have been laid by NS SiRT against an RCMP police officer.
These are very serious allegations, and the New Brunswick RCMP is treating them as such. From the outset, the New Brunswick RCMP has been fully cooperating with the investigation by Saint John Police Force, and by the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT).
The member in question was placed on administrative duties effective February 22, 2022, as a result of a separate code of conduct complaint that is currently being investigated by the RCMP Professional Standards Unit. He was suspended with pay, as per the RCMP Act, effective June 3, 2022, as a result of the SiRT investigation which has also resulted in additional code of conduct allegations. As the employer, the RCMP will proceed with appropriate actions pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.
RCMP members are expected to hold themselves to a high moral and professional standard. We understand and respect the impact it can have on public trust when there is any allegation that a member has not met the standard that our communities deserve. We will continue to support any further investigation and the ongoing criminal proceedings, in order to ensure full accountability and transparency to the people of New Brunswick.
The New Brunswick RCMP will not be able to comment further on the charges due to the independent nature of the SIRT investigation, and the ongoing criminal proceedings.