April 5, 2024

Prince George, BC – The following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President and CEO of the National Police Federation, regarding today’s staying of charges against two Members of the RCMP in Prince George. 

“We are pleased to see the charges against two of our Members stayed; these Members can now close this excessively long chapter in their lives. These Members’ reputations have been attacked and tarnished by unfounded accusations, an issue exacerbated by the almost seven-year delay in this process.  

When a police officer’s name is unjustly splashed across media headlines, accused and charged with a crime they did not commit, the personal toll is immeasurable. Beyond the immediate shock and disbelief, the impact on their mental health and wellbeing, alongside the erosion of trust in the judicial system strikes deep, leaving scars that may never fully heal.  

While we support transparent, accountable, and timely investigations and Court proceedings, this process has been far from any of those things. While we understand the challenges associated with investigations, this delay is simply unacceptable and unfair: our Members, and all British Columbians deserve better. 

We will continue to stand up for and support our Members as they move forward and turn the page on this exhausting and challenging time.” 

About the National Police Federation:

The National Police Federation (NPF) represents ~20,000 RCMP Members serving across Canada and internationally. We are the largest police union in Canada. The NPF is focused on improving public safety for all Canadians, including our Members by advocating for much-needed investment in the public safety continuum. This includes investments in police resourcing and modern equipment, as well as social programs including health, addiction, and housing supports to enhance safety and livability in the many communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

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