The case involving criminal charges against Thunder Bay Police Chief J.P. Levesque has been remanded to July 18 after the matter was first before the courts on Tuesday.
Levesque was charged with breach of trust and obstructing justice by Ontario Provincial Police in May.
In a brief Ontario Court of Justice hearing in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, Jason Nicol, the crown attorney prosecuting the case, requested more time for disclosure to Levesque's defence counsel. Levesque was not present at the hearing.
Justice of the Peace Marcel Donnio will oversee 1st appearance hearing of #tbay police chief JP Levesque. Levesque not in court room.— @cbcreporter
Crown prosecutor asking for more time for disclosure to defence counsel in JP Levesque case. New court date set for July 18.— @cbcreporter
Levesque is being defended by Brian Gover, who also was not at Tuesday's hearing. He was represented by duty counsel.
The July 18 court date is to set another date for a judicial pre-trial, which is a closed meeting among lawyers and a judge to discuss issues that could arise should the case go to trial.
A judicial pre-trial is a closed meeting among lawyers and judge to discuss any issues that may arise at trial. Expected in August.— @cbcreporter
Levesque was placed on administrative suspension by the Thunder Bay Police Services Board on May 25. He is also on medical leave.