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SIRT-N.L. Investigation of four police officers suspected of having sexual crimes.

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  • Lawyers say RNC, RCMP should make the details more open.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador police officers are being investigated by the State Police Oversight Office for alleged sexual crimes.

A critical incident response team in Newfoundland and Labrador confirmed that it was investigating three RNC officers and one RCMP officer. SIRTN.L. Two of the Royal Newfoundland Constable Officers surveyed have retired and the other has not retired and has informed the CBC that they have not provided information on the status of the RCMP officer.

SIRTN.L. Director Mike King said he had no comments on the ongoing investigation.

RNC, RCMP are not responding to any questions

No police officer could confirm if the officers are working or retired, or were in positions that bring them in contact with the public, are they suspended, and are they suspended with or without salary.

Lawyer Lin Moore said police should be more open to the public.

She further said public the public has the right to know if they have met someone who is being investigated for a problem as serious as sexual assault, especially for women, who may be suspected of sexual assault.

Last summer, Moore said she heard from twelve women who said they had been sexually abused by police officers or had been sexually abused by police in a police car. She stated that her petitioner nominated seven different RNC officers.

These allegations were filed two months after RNC Const. Doug Snelgrove was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman at her home while on duty in 2014.

Moore says she has since heard a lot from women with various police abuse complaints, but the number of police officers she has heard has not changed. She is not aware of the identity of the police officer under investigation and SIRTN.L. if have heard from anyone of the women who contacted her.

Read More: SIRT-N.L. investigating four police officers for alleged sexual offences | CBC News

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