Harassment allegations denied by RCMP officer
Cpl. Baldev Singh Bamra denies claims made by Const. Karen Katz
A B.C. RCMP officer accused of harassment by a fellow Mountie is denying the allegations against him.
The civil lawsuit launched against Cpl. Baldev (David) Singh Bamra by Const. Karen Katz is one of several sexual harassment suits filed by female officers against the RCMP.
Katz's lawsuit claimed Bamra complained about her to other officers, engaged in inappropriate roughhousing and on one occasion, pushed his genitals against her.
In his statement of defence filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Bamra denies he ever harassed, assaulted, or sexually assaulted Katz, or engaged in any misconduct against her, abused his authority or conspired to injure her.
Bamra also says the RCMP investigated Katz's complaints and determined there was no misconduct by him.
Earlier, the federal government filed a statement of defence in the same case, denying all of Katz's allegations.