The Saint John Police Force is aware of the recent allegation made about Deputy Chief McCloskey by a former member of the Force pertaining to the Oland murder trial.
Chief Bates has directed that a Professional Standards investigative file be opened with regard to the allegation.
As per procedure, the New Brunswick Police Commission (NBPC), as well as the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners, has been made aware of the allegation. The Chief will be in consultation with the NBPC with regard to conducting a thorough investigation into the allegation.
Deputy Chief McCloskey remains on active duty with the Force.
It would be improper to, and therefore Chief Bates will not, offer any comment with regard to testimony at the Oland trial. However, Chief Bates does say:
“The men and women of the Saint John Police Force have and will continue to deliver exceptional and first-rate service to this community each and every day. Our members go about their duties with my full confidence; they have already earned and continue to hold the confidence and respect of the greater Saint John community.”
Sergeant Lori Magee
Professional Standards/Media Relations