Mountie in Meadow Lake being investigated for inappropriate workplace behavior
REGINA – The commander of a Saskatchewan RCMP detachment has been removed from his post while the force investigates what it describes as inappropriate workplace behaviour.
Sgt. Craig Cleary says the staff sergeant in Meadow Lake was suspended with pay June 10.
Cleary says allegations came to light that prompted an internal code of conduct investigation, but he says he can’t get into details of the claims.
Cleary refused to name the commander at the centre of the case, but confirmed it is the same Mountie who faced allegations in 2009.
Cpl. Tim Korman was accused of sexually harassing a female subordinate, but the case was dismissed because an RCMP review panel said it took too long to be heard.
Former Mountie Laura Lehne alleged that Korman made offensive and sexually explicit comments about her when the two served in Buffalo Narrows, Sask., in 2004, then punished her after she filed a complaint.
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