Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Charges in Investigation of Deputy Chief Who Testified at Oland Murder Trial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Charges in Investigation of Deputy Chief Who Testified at Oland Murder Trial

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No charges against deputy chief in Oland case

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - An outside investigation has cleared the deputy police chief in Saint John, N.B., of potential wrongdoing following his testimony at the Dennis Oland murder trial.

Saint John Police say the investigation by Halifax Regional Police found no evidence to support charges against Glen McCloskey.

The investigation was requested by Saint John Police Chief John Bates.

"Halifax Regional Police has advised Chief Bates that the investigation, which included consultation with the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, has been concluded without charges as there was no evidence to support charges being laid in this matter," Saint John Police said in a news release issued late Monday.

During Oland's trial last year for the murder of his father Richard Oland, one witness testified that McCloskey, then an inspector, asked him not to testify that McCloskey had been in the crime scene.

McCloskey denied the allegation when he took the stand. …

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