Inquiry of Oland murder investigation suspended
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The New Brunswick Police Commission has suspended its inquiry into the Saint John Police Force’s investigation of Richard Oland’s murder in 2011. The commission issued a statement Friday saying the probe had to be put on hold pending the outcome of an appeal of Dennis Oland’s murder conviction, which could include a call for a new trial. The statement says the commission wants to avoid having an impact on the ongoing criminal proceedings. A jury found Dennis Oland guilty in December of second-degree murder in death of his father, a wellknown New Brunswick businessman.