Victoria police chief quits amid probe
The suspended police chief of the Victoria Police Department has quit amid an investigation into his sexually charged tweets to the wife of a subordinate officer.
The Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board says Frank Elsner resigned from his position and will no longer receive his salary or other benefits after his suspension a year ago.
Elsner has been under investigation by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
and had already been reprimanded following a police board probe into allegations of discreditable conduct and misuse of his department’s devices.
Elsner apologized shortly after the public learned of an internal investigation that was looking into inappropriate Twitter messages that he sent to a female member of another police force.
British Columbia’s police watchdog said on April 19 that it would appeal a court ruling quashing parts of its investigation into the misconduct allegations.