Police release second response to mayor’s allegations

Saanich Police today released a second statement regarding Mayor Richard Atwell following allegations he made Monday

Saanich Police today released a second statement regarding Mayor Richard Atwell following allegations he made Monday which included the District of Saanich and police.

“We can confirm that the Saanich Police has received notice today from the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) that the OPCC has received a notice of complaint. This was referenced in a press conference held yesterday afternoon,” said the response, forwarded from Sgt. Steve Eassie.

“The letter alleges the Saanich Police released information to the media regarding an incident that occurred on Dec. 11, 2014. Due to the potential for the OPCC to order a Police Act investigation, the Saanich Police cannot provide further comment at this time.”



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