Authorities have announced charges against a British Columbia RCMP officer who allegedly used his position to have “intimate relations with women” both on and off duty.
Seven counts of breach of trust and two counts of fraud were approved Wednesday against the cap. Peter Leckie of the Surrey RCMP.
Leckie’s alleged misconduct spanned almost seven years, from January 2014 to October 2020, and involved three different people, Surrey RCMP said in a news release.
The corporal is accused of using his position to “obtain information and contact members of the public” for the purpose of fostering intimate relationships, according to the detachment.
“These are disturbing allegations,” Asst. Com. Surrey RCMP officer in charge Brian Edwards said in a statement.
“Our Professional Standards Unit is committed to a thorough investigation and we urge anyone who may have additional information to contact us.”
Leckie, who started working with the detachment in January 2010, is currently suspended without pay. Now that he has been criminally charged, authorities said they would “engage in the process to move to an unpaid suspension.”
The British Columbia Prosecution Service said the charges were approved by an experienced crown attorney with no connection to Leckie. No further details are expected to be released while the case is in court.
Surrey RCMP released a photo of Leckie on Wednesday and asked any witnesses to his alleged misconduct to call the Professional Standards Unit at 604-599-7887.