Fredericton fires police officer after theft accusation
A Fredericton police officer, who was accused of theft from a store in Maine, has been fired following a Police Act hearing and arbitration ruling.
In a statement, Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch says the employment of Const. Cherie Campbell is terminated effective immediately. Fitch says she’s confident in the process and that the arbitrator made a fair decision. Campbell was accused of shoplifting from a store in Houlton, Maine in December 2014, but her trial ended in a hung jury and she was not retried.
In a 34-page decision released Wednesday, arbitrator Cedric Haines says after reviewing the evidence he believes Campbell did commit theft and did try to use her position as a police officer to gain favourable treatment.