Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Former Victoria police chief receives unprecedented penalty

VICTORIA - Former Victoria police chief Frank Elsner will never wear a police uniform in Canada again. Although Elsner resigned in May 2017, his service record will now show that he committed eight acts of misconduct under the Police Act which would have resulted in his dismissal from policing. (Victoria Times Colonist)
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    Mystery surrounding the disappearance and death of Saudi sisters deepens

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