Officer suspended for inappropriate relationship dropped as Sajjan's assistant

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OTTAWA — A reserve military officer who was ordered suspended from the Vancouver police three years ago for an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate is no longer working for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan.

Department spokesman Dan Le Bouthillier says in an email Friday that Maj. Greg McCullough is no longer employed as a military assistant to the minister of national defence.

McCullough was hired in March 2020 to support Sajjan's work in Vancouver despite an external investigation that found him guilty in 2018 of two counts of misconduct for his relationship with Const. Nicole Chan, who later took her own life in January 2019.

Le Bouthillier says McCullough is now working with the Army Reserve in Vancouver on other duties.

Sajjan's office has said the two men served together in the same army reserve unit in B.C., but that the military was responsible for hiring him to the unique position and neither the minister nor his staff knew about McCullough's past.

Sajjan has faced opposition calls to resign for his handling of sexual misconduct allegations involving senior commanders.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 25, 2021

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