Justice Minister Landry says allegations against RCMP were untrue or dealt with

Sueann Musick
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Justice Minister Ross Landry

Nova Scotia's Justice Minister answered to allegations of RCMP misconduct  while he was heading a Pictou County detachment during a Nova Scotia Review Tribunal Tuesday. 

Ross Landry said all of the allegations in an anonymous letter sent to the Department of Justice in  2007 about RCMP misconduct that alleged sex parties, drug use and misuse of weapons, were either untrue or dealt with by himself or within the ranks of the RCMP. 

He said he started to notice a tense relationship between Heighton and himself in 2006 when they were trying to form an integrated crime prevention association.  

Landry said Heighton would always make snide comment to him and bring up tidbits about some of these allegations before he saw the official document in October 2007.

"There is a history of these comments being made," he said.

Landry will continue his testimony this afternoon at the Holiday Inn in Stellarton where the tribunal is hearing the appeal of former Stellarton Police Chief Ambrose Heighton was fired by the Town of Stellarton in 2008.

Organizations: RCMP, Department of Justice, Holiday Inn

Geographic location: Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Pictou County

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