Saint John deputy police chief faces arbitration hearing in Dennis Oland case

A high-ranking officer of the Saint John Police Force will face an arbitration hearing in connection with the murder trial of Dennis Oland.

No details of alleged misconduct by Deputy Chief Glen McCloskey are listed in the hearing notice posted Monday on the New Brunswick Police Commission website.

But Steve Roberge, the executive director and CEO of the commission, confirmed the allegations against McCloskey “are related to the Oland investigation and proceedings.”

Police Chief John Bates has previously described the accusations as “for lack of a better choice of words, sort of a witness tampering.”

Arbitration hearings are scheduled “when the subject officer and their chief of police, or civic authority or commission are unable to come to an agreement on corrective measures resulting from the disciplinary process,” Roberge told CBC

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