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Vancouver Police Officer should be fired for deceit: New Westminster police chief

The Vancouver Police Officer who allegedly lied during a homicide probe into the 2001 death of an Oak Bay man is facing more troubles, as the police chief of New Westminster is saying the officer should be fired for deceit.

The 13-year veteran of Vancouver’s department currently remains suspended without pay, after being placed on administrative leave in 2011 when allegations arose about his involvement in the case. The officer faced disciplinary proceedings in July, where he faced allegations of deceit, neglect of duty, corrupt practice and improper disclosure of information.

“No one in our office can comment on the cheif's decision, but we can confirm that this does relate to the historic death of the Oak Bay resident,” said Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Const. Kent Thom. “The file is still in a suspended state, but we can say that we did cooperate [with the Vancouver Police Department] in the investigation.”

New Westminster Police Department Chief Constable Dave Jones was asked to act as discipline authority, and Jones stated that the officer should be dismissed on two counts of deceit and suspended from duty without pay for 10 to 20 days on the other offences.

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