Cop pleads guilty to assault, goes back to work

Judge grants conditional discharge

A Victoria police officer this week pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in the department’s jail cells.

Const. Ryan Young received a conditional discharge and one year of probation at a hearing Monday at the Victoria courthouse. If Young sticks to the conditions of his probation, he will not have a criminal record.

He is back on full duties with VicPD.

“None of his conditions prohibit him from carrying on in his duties,” said Const. Mike Massine, a VicPD spokesperson.

Young was charged with assault in March 2010 along with Const. Brent Keleher. The officers arrested two brothers for public intoxication on Oct. 18, 2008 and booked them into cells. Their treatment of the brothers in the cell block earned them reprimands from police Chief Jamie Graham for abuse of authority. The criminal charges were laid later.

Last month, Keleher was ordered to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court. He’ll appear before a judge on June 15.

Judge Ann Rounthwaite said in her judgment the assault was an isolated incident in Young’s otherwise clean record as an officer of six years.


Just Posted

Man hit by vehicle while sitting on a curb near Our Place in Victoria

Emergency crews cleared the scene shortly before 11 a.m.

Tree downs lines on Highview Street in Victoria

Approximately 3,000 without power in the area

Electrical appliance failure likely caused apartment fire that killed one Saanich resident

Large parts of the Richmond Road apartment building remain uninhabitable following June 21 fire

‘Irresponsible’ cigarette tossing blamed for two brushfires on Pat Bay highway

Fires could have started from any of the “dozens” of discarded cigarettes, says chief

Artificial reef created off East Sooke

Divers are discovering plenty of new sea life

VIDEO: Clip of driver speeding past B.C. school bus alarms MLA

Laurie Throness of Chilliwack-Kent says he will lobby for better safety measures

POLL: Do you think the penalty should be increased for tossing a burning cigarette from a vehicle?

With grasslands and forests around Vancouver Island and across B.C. reaching tinder… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of June 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Former Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to retire

‘Bobby Lou’ calls it a career after 19 NHL seasons

Man charged in crash that killed B.C. pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged for 2018 Highway 1 accident where Kelowna elementary school teacher died

Province unveils 10-year plan to boost mental health, addiction recovery services

The plan, called A Pathway to Hope, focuses on early-intervention services that are seeing high demand

Rock slide in B.C. river may hinder salmon passage

DFO says it is aware that the slide occurred in a narrow portion of the Fraser River

Four-hour tarmac delay violates charter rights of Canadians with a disability: lawsuit

Bob Brown says new rules reduce the distance he can travel by air without putting his health at risk

Most Read