A Surrey RCMP officer convicted of multiple weapons offense has been sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court.
David Matthew Clarke was given twelve months probation and a conditional discharge.
Clarke had been suspended from the force since October of 2010 after he was found to be in possession of stolen goods which included two semi-automatic weapons, two pistols and a shotgun, as well as ammunition.
It remains unclear if the suspended Surrey Mountie will return to the force.
However, in a statement RCMP spokesperson Rob Vermulen says the force is reviewing Clarke’s employment status.
“The RCMP is reviewing the sentence as it relates to his ability to serve as a police officer given the 5 year prohibition order under Section 110(b) is a loss of a basic requirement for the RCMP.”
Vermulen adds that in the mean time, Clarke is still subject to an internal Code of Conduct investigation, and remains suspended without pay.