British Columbia

RCMP Cpl. Jim Brown leaves force before hearing for BDSM-related allegations

A B.C. Mountie has left the force a few days ahead of a disciplinary hearing focused on allegations of violent and pornographic photos of the officer that were posted on a social networking site for sexual fetishists.

Brown's disciplinary hearing had been rescheduled several times

RCMP Cpl. Jim Brown posed for several bondage photos on a social networking website. (Fetlife.com)

A B.C. Mountie has left the force a few days ahead of a disciplinary hearing focused on allegations of photos of the officer that were posted on a social networking site for sexual fetishists.

Cpl. Jim Brown with Coquitlam RCMP was under investigation for images of him in sexually explicit bondage poses wearing his Mountie boots.

The photos were discovered in 2012. Brown has been suspended with pay since July of that year. 

"I have been seeking the dismissal of Cpl. Jim Brown since the conclusion of the investigation," said Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, the head of the RCMP in B.C. 

"As the date for a hearing approached the individual submitted his discharge papers, which I immediately signed. His career with the RCMP is over."

The disciplinary hearing on May 2, about four years after the investigation began, was to hear evidence related to five allegations of disgraceful or disorderly conduct and had been rescheduled several times.

"The hearing dates have been adjourned for reasons beyond my control, but are a reflection of some of the challenges we faced under the old RCMP Act," said Callens. 

Images of Brown appeared on the website Fetlife, where he went by the name Kilted Knight and listed himself as "dominant," describing the kind of role he played in the world of bondage, discipline and sado-masochism.