Supreme Court denies review of fired Fredericton police officer’s case
A Fredericton police officer who was fired after she allegedly stole $20 of cosmetics in the United States will not have her case reviewed by the Supreme Court of Canada.
In an announcement on Thursday morning, the court said Cherie Campbell’s application for leave to appeal has been dismissed with costs.
“Ms. Campbell was found to have engaged in discreditable conduct and was dismissed from her employment. Ms. Campbell unsuccessfully applied to have the arbitrator’s decision quashed on judicial review,” a summary of the decision reads.
Campbell was arrested in Houlton, Maine, after allegedly shoplifting $20 worth of cosmetics in December 2014. She was charged with violating the code of conduct after she allegedly attempted to have the security guard lie about the fact that she’d shoplifted.
Campbell’s case went to trial in Maine but the jury was unable to agree on a verdict.
She was also accused of trying to have another officer keep the news of her arrest from Fredericton police Chief Leanne Fitch.
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Fitch later made a complaint against Campbell of violating professional conduct. An arbitrator found her guilty and she was fired.
The New Brunswick Court of Appeal also dismissed her case.
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