Victoria’s suspended police chief is in Vancouver for day one of his bid to have an external investigation into his conduct quashed.
Frank Elsner filed the application with the B.C. Supreme Court in back in March.
In April, he was suspended with full pay amid allegations he tried to destroy evidence relating to an external probe after he admitted to sending what was described as inappropriate Tweets to an officer at another detachment.
That officer was the wife of one of Elsner’s subordinates.
When the scandal broke, the force’s union went public with a letter saying it had lost confidence in the chief.
Police Complaints Commissioner Stan Lowe started the investigation, after finding an internal probe by the Victoria Police Board was insufficient.
None of the allegations have been proven in court, and the case is expected to be heard over the next 4 days.