ORILLIA, ON, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is conducting an internal
investigation into the release of a person in custody by a member of
the Red Lake OPP Detachment.
The OPP's Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) initiated the
investigation into a report that on October 29, 2011, a person in the
custody of the OPP under the Provincial Offences Act was released from
custody on a highway, several kilometres away.
The OPP acted immediately when it became aware of this matter and holds
all employees accountable to the core value of professionalism. A
member of the Red Lake OPP Detachment has been suspended from duty.
The OPP values strong, effective relationships and partnerships with
communities and stakeholders and will be conducting a thorough and
professional investigation into the incident.
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Inspector Dave Ross
Manager, Corporate Communications