The RCMP Code of Conduct hearing for an officer suspended with pay has been rescheduled after it was cancelled twice.
Const. Amit Goyal, who has been suspended with pay from the RCMP since 2013, is scheduled for a Code of Conduct hearing in Vancouver on March 8, 2016 with the location “to be determined” according to the RCMP website.
Annie Delisle, media relations officer with the RCMP, told the Western News in October that “Const. Amit Goyal’s matter is a legacy case that is governed under the former discipline process that was in place prior to Nov. 28, 2014.”
Delisle also said in October that the RCMP’s former discipline process was “taking too long to resolve matters and options available for addressing misconduct were too limited.”
An investigation by the Trail RCMP detachment resulted in criminal charges being recommended against Goyal in 2013, but they were never pursued.
Goyal is also facing a lawsuit from former Osoyoos resident Steve Condon, who said he was forced to leave town and alleges he was framed by Goyal in 2012 for the theft and destruction of two cars Goyal owned. Condon’s one of multiple allegations from residents of the area who felt they had to leave town due to the actions of RCMP officers.