N.S. shooting inquiry: Emails reveal concerns about conflict of interest



The inquiry investigating the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting has launched emails detailing conflict of interest concerns raised about two members assigned final 12 months to an RCMP crew offering data to the inquiry.

The emails concentrate on the husbands of Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman, the commanding officer in Nova Scotia on the time, and Halifax RCMP Chief Supt. Janis Gray.

In May 2021 after the 2 males have been named to the inquiry liaison crew, National Police Federation president Brian Sauve really helpful to RCMP officers that they rethink the transfer as a consequence of public interest and scrutiny surrounding the general public inquiry.

A number of days later, Deputy Commissioner Brian Brennan stated in an e mail that he had requested a direct evaluation of the conflict of interest concerns by the RCMP’s skilled ethics workplace.

Supt. Kerry Petryshun, an officer accountable for assessing the concerns, wrote in an e mail on June 4, 2021 that Bergerman “should have recognized” that hiring her husband, a retired RCMP officer, on a contract was prohibited and could be considered as a conflict of interest.

In July 2021 the 2 males have been faraway from the RCMP’s inquiry crew.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 28, 2022.

This story was produced with the monetary help of the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship.


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