RCMP to try and fire Richmond Mountie accused of theft, breach of trust

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

In a rare move, the RCMP says it’s going to try and fire one of its officers who has been accused of internal theft and breach of trust in B.C.

In a statement posted online, Chief Supt.t Brian Cantera says Richmond Mountie faces two counts of theft and two counts of breach of trust.

He says Constable Kenrick Whitney is alleged to have committed the crimes while on duty on March 27 and 30, 2013.

Whitney was suspended in June 2013 and had his police ID and gun seized. He was suspended without pay in February.

Few others details are provided, but Cantera says the alleged behaviour is unacceptable, and the force will seek his dismissal during an upcoming disciplinary hearing.

Whitney is set to appear on May 27 in court.

It’s not the first time he’s stepped out of line.

In 2003, the former BC Lions player pleaded guilty to assaulting someone who took a parking spot he wanted, and got six months’ probation and 25 hours of community service.

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