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Seven charges of breach of trust laid against former B.C. Mountie

The BC Prosecution Service says a former Kelowna RCMP officer has been charged with seven counts of breach of trust. Global News

VICTORIA — A former Mountie in Kelowna, B.C., has been charged with seven counts of breach of trust.

The BC Prosecution Service says in a news release the charges against Brian Mathew Burkett involve allegations of misconduct against seven people.

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The service says the charges are in connection to Burkett’s duties and allegedly took place between October 2015 and August 2016.

A ban on publication of the names of the targets of the alleged misconduct has been ordered by the court.

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The service says the charges were approved by a senior Crown lawyer with no prior or current connection with the former officer.

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Burkett’s next court appearance is Sept. 23.