Newspaper article The Canadian Press

External Investigation of Ex-Police Chief's Conduct Can Go Ahead: B.C. Court

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

External Investigation of Ex-Police Chief's Conduct Can Go Ahead: B.C. Court

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Probe of former police chief conduct can go ahead

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VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Court of Appeal has ruled an external investigation into the conduct of Victoria's former police chief can go ahead, but it notes the probe may not be in the public interest.

Justice Mary Newbury says in a unanimous written ruling that the provincial police complaint commissioner is within his rights to order a new external investigation into the conduct of former chief Frank Elsner.

Victoria's police board conducted an internal investigation in 2015 after it came to light that Elsner had sent inappropriate Twitter messages to one of his officers.

The commissioner's office later ordered an external investigation, saying new information had come to light and the matter had become one of public trust, but a chambers judge struck down that order, saying it was an abuse of process. …

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