Newfoundland Mountie arrested on allegations including possession, breach of trust

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's police oversight agency says an RCMP officer has been arrested for several offences, including possession of a controlled substance.

The Serious Incident Response Team says in a news release the officer is based in Corner Brook, a town in western Newfoundland.

The watchdog says it launched its investigation at the request of the RCMP, and a spokeswoman for the oversight agency said in an email that the officer has not yet been charged.

Watchdog director Mike King says his agency arrested the Mountie for possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a computer and breach of trust.

King says the investigation is ongoing.

The oversight agency officially started its work last July with a mandate to investigate serious cases involving police, tied to matters such as death, injury, sexual offences and domestic violence.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 27, 2022.

The Canadian Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the officer had been charged.

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