A member of Surrey's new city police was arrested by the RCMP on Tuesday, pending a criminal investigation.
Treason charges have not yet been indicted by the BC Public Prosecutor's Office, so the officer's identity has not been released.Surrey Police said in a statement Wednesday:
"SPS has chosen to make this information public in the interest of transparency," reads the statement. "SPS has notified the Police Complaints Board of this incident."
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He was the result of a criminal investigation handled by the Mounties. I was suspended on pay until Wednesday. Global News has reached out to Surrey Police for comment on this article.
Under Canadian criminal law, breach of trust includes any act or omission not authorized by law or a trust placed in a trustee, and includes intent to defraud. The maximum conviction could make him 14 years in prison.
The Surrey Police signed its first contract in March, giving its officers the highest salaries in Canada. A recruit's starting salary starts at his $70,000 and after a year he rises to $89,000.
In three years, an SPS constable is eligible for a salary of nearly $122,000.
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SPS put its first boot on the ground last November, launching the city's loose, but controversial - We have taken another step in the transition from the city. Surrey RCMP. As it stands, many of its officers work alongside the cavalry because they are used to the role.
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