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NPD Chief reacts to Officer’s resignation

Nelson’s outgoing Chief of police has been reacting to the resignation of one of his officers who was recently convicted of assault.

Drew Turner tendered his resignation last week, a few months after completing 30 days of house arrest.

In 2014 he assaulted a woman during her arrest.

Chief Wayne Holland couldn’t comment on whether Turner’s long-term position at the NPD had become untenable, saying that would have been up to an external enquiry to decide, but…

Holland says police officers know they are held to a high standard of conduct and when mistakes are made the consequences are often immediate and harsh.

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