2 more B.C. Mounties charged with criminal offences
This week, criminal charges have been laid against RCMP officers in Burnaby, Kelowna and Terrace, B.C.
The RCMP announced Friday on its website that two Mounties in separate B.C. detachments had been charged with criminal offences, bringing to three the number of RCMP officers charged with criminal offences this week.
Police say Cpl. Chris Williams of the Kelowna RCMP has been charged with common assault in connection to the "handling of a man he arrested" during a drug investigation on May 29, 2015.
The RCMP says Williams is on administrative leave and is scheduled to appear in court on March 22.
Const. Harinder Paul Pabla with the RCMP's Burnaby detachment is facing two charges of impaired driving following incidents that occurred while he was off duty.
Pabla has been suspended, say RCMP, and is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on March 3 and 10.
Both officers are the subject of code of conduct investigations by the RCMP. Police have provided no further details as to the circumstances surrounding their offences.
On Thursday, the Independent Investigations Office, the civilian-led agency tasked with conducting criminal investigations into serious police incidents, announced an assault charge against Const,. Bruce Lofroth in connection with the arrest of a young person in Terrace two years ago that was caught on video.