Vancouver police officer facing new charges including theft and drug possession

Jan 11 2021, 10:35 am

A Vancouver police officer has now been charged following an investigation into a variety of offences related to theft, drugs, and breach of trust, the VPD said on Monday.

In a release, police said the investigation began in May of 2020, after concerns around the officer’s on-duty conduct was brought forward.

During the investigation into the officer – identified as VPD Const. Neil Logan – police also began an investigation into one of his associates. As a result, 20-year-old Surrey resident Dilpreet Kooner has been charged with four offences related to drug trafficking.

“My team began a criminal investigation last May after concerns about Constable Logan’s on-duty conduct were identified,” said VPD Insp. Mike Heard. “Our investigation into that conduct revealed additional concerning behaviour and criminal activity by Mr. Logan.”

Now, two counts of theft, two counts of breach of trust, and one count of possession of a controlled substance have been approved against Logan related to on-duty conduct. An additional charge of theft and a charge of possession of a controlled substance were also approved, but not in relation to on-duty activity.

“I am deeply disappointed about what our investigation uncovered into Mr. Logan’s behaviour, but am pleased by the thorough and comprehensive work of our detectives,” said VPD Deputy Chief Const. Laurence Rankin. “Police officers are held to a higher standard – as they should be – and need to be held accountable for their behaviour.”

Police said Logan has now been suspended and is no longer an active member of the department.

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