A B.C. Mountie who has a history of trouble with the force has resigned, just prior to an RCMP disciplinary hearing.
Former Ridge-Meadows Constable Hirdaypal Singh Gill was scheduled to appear before a disciplinary panel this week to face four allegations of misconduct, but RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Rob Vermeulen says Gill has quit the force.
That means the hearing has been cancelled.
It’s unclear what the most recent allegations entail, but in 2002 Gill was found guilty of misconduct involving excessive force and wrongful arrest.
The panel said they were disturbed by his reckless disregard for the safety of prisoners in his custody, and described his version of “street justice” as unacceptable.
Gill was also acquitted in 2001 of assaulting an intoxicated man at a Maple Ridge house party.