The City of Prince George has confirmed an employee is suspended as a result of an RCMP investigation. The written statement from the city is below:
"The City is aware of the ongoing RCMP investigation. Upon learning of that investigation, the City took immediate steps to ensure that public trust was not compromised. While we are unable to comment on individual circumstances due to privacy laws, we can confirm that the City is conducting its own independent investigation. As part of that process, it has suspended one individual without pay, pending completion of its investigation. The City has and will continue to take steps to protect the public interest."
City councillors contacted by CBC indicated this is a matter being handled by city management and would not comment. Fire chief John Lane directed questions to city spokesperson Chris Bone. Bone has stated that beyond the official statement, there will be no new information or interviews available at this time.
RCMP are expected to release an official statement later today.