‘Delicate and troublesome information’: RCMP inside memo on officer’s arrest

In an inside memo obtained by CTV Information, Richmond RCMP employees are suggested of an officer’s arrest by Vancouver police and that he “will most definitely seem in courtroom on a later date.”

The officer was arrested by the VPD early Tuesday in reference to an ongoing investigation into alleged indecent acts close to York Home Faculty within the upscale Shaugnessy space of Vancouver. He has since been launched from custody and isn’t but charged.

The RCMP memo was despatched Wednesday and notifies employees that the suspect officer’s “entry to all Richmond detachment buildings has been revoked,” including that that employees in addition to the officer and his household will likely be supplied with peer assist.

It goes on to say: “The incident will garner unfavourable media consideration…We won’t let this incident overshadow the distinctive work that every of you do day by day.”

When confirming a member’s arrest, BC RCMP spokesperson Daybreak Roberts informed CTV Information allegations occurred whereas the officer was off-duty.

“An inside Code of Conduct is underway and the person has been suspended with pay,” she wrote in an e mail.

“They’re taking this stuff severely and transferring on them extra swiftly than might have been up to now,” famous Rob Gordon, a criminology professor at Simon Fraser College.

Gordon applauds the RCMP for the short implementation of the interior investigation – which is separate from the VPD’s prison investigation – regardless of the Mountie not being charged.

“The brand new commissioner and all the opposite people who’ve been introduced into the RCMP are wanting to display that it’s not ‘enterprise a ordinary,’” he mentioned. “They’re bringing in a brand new strategy to most of these points. Let’s hope they maintain that.”

Vancouver police have been investigating complaints close to the non-public all-girls York Home Faculty for months. Final month, they issued a warning after a teen woman reported a person in a black Mercedes SUV pulling up subsequent to her at West 33rd Avenue and Margeurite Avenue and exposing himself.

Mother and father of the college acquired a memo from directors notifying them of Tuesday’s arrest of a suspect and citing months of security warnings and a number of other incidents of indecent publicity.

When requested how lengthy the investigation may take, Vancouver police mentioned they may not present a timeline. Neither the VPD nor the RCMP is naming the suspect officer as he has not but been charged.