In recent days, the Regina Police Service has been asked for confirmation of a Police Act investigation into the conduct of a senior member. While it is not the normal practice of the Service to make such matters public, especially before they are concluded, the Regina Police Service will confirm receipt of a report as indicated yesterday (March 31st) by the Public Complaints Commission.
The Public Complaints Commission, an independent body which investigates public complaints against the police, has investigated an allegation of discreditable conduct and neglect of duty against a member of the Regina Police Service. These allegations pertain to the Municipal Police Discipline Regulations, as set out in The Police Act, 1990. This is not a criminal investigation. As per the established process, the matter was sent to Chief of Police, Troy Hagen for his review. The documents were received by the Regina Police Service on March 20, 2014. The Chief has not yet completed his review and this matter has not yet been concluded.
“We do not typically make public statements about matters that don’t result in a criminal charge,” said Chief Troy Hagen, “Nor do we speak about matters that haven’t been concluded. However, this file and the manner in which it was made public, have the potential to affect public trust and confidence in the Regina Police Service. For this reason, I will say that these allegations are taken seriously; and, while the file is not yet concluded, the member involved has been placed on administrative leave, pending my review of the file. The name of the member will not be made public.”