Grand Forks RCMP officer faces code of conduct listening to in Kelowna subsequent month – Kelowna Information

Cop faces conduct hearing

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A Grand Forks RCMP officer will face a code of conduct hearing in Kelowna next month, over a number of unknown allegations.

The RCMP conduct hearing schedule was recently updated, showing Const. Corey Flodell will face a hearing on Jan. 16 at Kelowna’s Delta Hotel. Conduct hearings are initiated when the force is seeking an officer’s dismissal.

While the details of the allegations he’s facing have not been disclosed, he’s facing five allegations related to Section 2.1 of the RCMP code of conduct. This section refers to “respect and courtesy.”

“Members treat every person with respect and courtesy and do not engage in discrimination or harassment,” Section 2.1 of the code of conduct states.

“The allegations are with respect to discourtesy and discreditable conduct under the RCMP Act. Any other specifics will be provided during the hearing,” said BC RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts.

A news story from February 2018 shows Flodell has worked for the Grand Forks RCMP dating back until at least then.

A Corey Flodell is also listed online as the “Referee in Chief” for the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association and a player in the Grand Forks Boundary Adult Hockey League.

According to online court records, Flodell is not facing any criminal charges.

He is currently suspended from duty with pay, and Roberts says his duty status is “subject to continual assessment.”

Another officer out of Trail will also face a conduct hearing the following month. Const. Steven Murchie was acquitted of breach of trust charges this past August, but he faces an RCMP conduct hearing in Castlegar on Feb. 20.

Murchie is facing two allegations of using government-issued equipment for unauthorized purposes and two allegations of behaving in a manner likely to discredit the force.

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