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Calgary Coun. Sean Chu responds to misconduct allegations

Calgary Coun. Sean Chu. File/Global News

Incumbent Calgary city council candidate Sean Chu is facing backlash from a CBC News story that focuses on an internal misconduct investigation that was done when Chu was a Calgary Police Service officer in 1997.

The CBC story alleges he had inappropriate contact with a minor.

Chu released a statement in response to the story on Sunday: “As many of you will have heard, there are serious allegations being made publicly against me based on a CBC News story that was released on Friday. These allegations misrepresent the truth of the matter and come at a time meant to hurt me the most in this campaign.”

Global News has been unable to verify the findings of the internal misconduct review.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the Calgary Police Service said when the matter was raised in 1997, “it was taken seriously by the service and managed in accordance with the Police Act and Criminal Code.”

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“This has been a complex legal matter with multiple complaints and investigations related to different aspects of this matter which were appealed to the Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board,” the statement continued. “One of those decisions was overturned by the Alberta Court of Appeal. Ultimately, one allegation of misconduct was sustained through our internal disciplinary process.”

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