Driving without due care causing death
A Mountie in Chilliwack has forfeited 2 days pay after he hit another car while on duty and the driver died of his injuries.
Constable Jordan Braid was fined $1500 dollars last spring after he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.
He’d been responding to a domestic disturbance in Agassiz 2 years ago when he swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a Ford Mustang.
20-year-old Steven Genberg was killed.
The result of the RCMP’s disciplinary hearing has only now been made available.
An adjudicator says he couldn’t determine whether Braid’s lack of attention caused the young man’s death.
Braid said he’d been distracted by the on-board computer.
The Mountie, who’d been on the force barely a year at the time of the crash, was reprimanded and had to give up 2 days pay.
Inappropriate behaviour towards a female subordinate
In another case, the RCMP has ordered a supervising officer in BC to forfeit 8 days pay and urged him to get special training after he acted inappropriately toward a female subordinate.
Corporal Tariq Qureshi was in charge of a road safety team.
One of his team members, a woman, grew uncomfortable because of his frequent attention toward her.
The married man would invite her to coffee, dinner and the movies.
She told a co-worker he was “creeping her out,” and feared he would show up unannounced at her home.
An adjudicator’s decision reveals Qureshi has been recommended for a transfer for similar behaviour toward a woman.
He has since apologized, saying he was unaware the subordinate felt harassed.
He’s forfeited 8 days pay and been urged to get special training and supervision.