Abbotsford officer found guilty of lying about 2009 assault
An Abbotsford police officer who admitted to misconduct linked to a violent arrest four years ago has now been found guilty of lying by the Office of the Complaint Commissioner.
An adjudicator has found Const. Adam Page gave false statements about the 2009 assault on Darrell Kerr.
The adjudicator ruled Page made the statements in hopes of justifying his decision to slam Kerr into a wall while arresting the man at an Abbotsford drug store.
Page now faces disciplinary action for lying about the incident while his conduct was being investigated by a senior officer.
But deputy police complaint commissioner Rollie Woods says no matter what the discipline, Page's career as a police officer could be over.
"There is some concern whenever a deceit allegation has been proven because it could impact on an officer's ability to testify in court in the future, and so the chief constable in Abbotsford will have to decide what uses he could have for Const. Page," Woods said.
"He could keep him active as a police officer but perhaps not be able to testify in court."
Page remains on desk duty in Abbotsford. A disciplinary decision will likely not be made for several months
- In an earlier version of this story, we incorrectly stated the assault occurred in 1999. In fact, the assault took place in 2009. This error has now been corrected.Feb 27, 2013 8:16 AM PT
With files from The Canadian Press