Darryl Storey granted parole, allowed to return to Thunder Bay
OPP Sgt. Darryl Storey served 15 months of a two-year sentence for dangerous driving causing death
A Thunder Bay police officer, recently released from jail, remains a member of the Ontario Provincial Police, at least until a police disciplinary hearing in October.
A spokesperson for the OPP said the force will be seeking Sgt.Darryl Storey's dismissal at an Oct.15 hearing into charges of discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act.
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He has been suspended without pay since his conviction in January 2013, according to the OPP.
Storey was granted full parole on March 27th after serving 15 months of a two-year sentence for dangerous driving causing the death of 18-year-old Jasmine Veneruzzo.
He had earlier been denied parole because of the parole board had concerns about "institutional behaviour" and an "undue" risk to re-offend, according to an August 2013 Parole Board of Canada report obtained by CBC.
The Veneruzzo family had requested the parole board impose a condition preventing Storey from returning to live in Thunder Bay.
But the parole board "considers that [Storey's] personal and professional supports are in the city where [he] plans to reintegrate into, and are an important component of [his] release plan," according to the Parole Board of Canada report from March 27th, 2014.
However, a special condition of Storey's release is that he not have any direct or indirect contact with Jasmine Veneruzzo's immediate family.
The parole board report indicates Storey plans to retire from the OPP and access his pension funds.
- An earlier version of this story stated that Darryl Storey served 16 months of his two-year sentence. Storey told CBC he served from Jan. 18, 2013 to April 14, 2014.Aug 15, 2014 9:15 AM ET