Vic­to­ria po­lice chief quits amid probe

Lethbridge Herald - - HEADLINE NEWS ✦ WEATHER - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS — VIC­TO­RIA

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.

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