A former VicPD officer has asked the police watchdog for a review of his dismissal. (File Photo)

Fired Victoria police officer seeks review of dismissal

Officer fired after snow shoveling incident in 2019

A Victoria police officer fired from the department for ‘discreditable conduct’ is seeking a review of his dismissal from the province’s police watchdog.

According to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC), in February 2019 Const. Brad Meyer “created a traffic hazard by shoveling snow onto a roadway and behaving in a profane and threatening manner when confronted by RCMP.”

Under the oversight of the OPCC, VicPD interviewed witnesses and collected evidence for more than a year, ultimately proposing Meyer be dismissed.

READ ALSO: Public hearing coming for Victoria police officer accused of sexual misconduct

Meyer issued a Notice of Review on May 14 asking for the decision to dismiss him from VicPD be reviewed by the OPCC and for the commissioner to determine if dismissal was a reasonable penalty.

Retired Provincial Court Judge Hon. Carole Lazar will adjudicate the review on record. The review has not yet been scheduled.

The OPCC is an independent, civilian-led officer of the legislature which oversees complaints, investigations and discipline involving B.C. police officers.

READ ALSO: Police watchdog concludes VicPD officer not at fault in high-speed four-car collision

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