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Mayor of Surrey charged with Public mischief

Mayor of Surrey, B.C., charged with public mischief over claim of being run over

Key Takeaway:

  • A public mischief charge has been accepted by a prosecutor against the mayor of Surrey, B.C. 
  • The charges come after Mayor Doug McCallum complained to the RCMP that he was verbally assaulted and then hit by a car.

A public mischief charge has been accepted by a prosecutor against the mayor of Surrey, B.C. 

A public mischief charge has been accepted by a prosecutor against the mayor of Surrey, B.C.  Image: Ca.news

The BC Prosecution Service says the charges come after Mayor Doug McCallum complained to the RCMP that he was verbally assaulted and then hit by a car.

There were public discussions about Surrey replacing the RCMP with a municipal police force. McCallum said he was harmed during a “Keep the RCMP in Surrey” collecting at a grocery store.

McCallum was elected to replace the RCMP with a local force, and some Surrey Police members are already on the job. 

Vancouver lawyer Fowler was appointed as a special prosecutor shortly after the complaint was made to provide legal assistance and advice to the police. 

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The prosecution service stated McCallum’s first court appearance on the charge is in January. 25 in Surrey provincial court. 

In an email, the mayor disagreed to comment on the charge.

The prosecution service says the B.C. RCMP’s central crime section, which isn’t based in Surrey, handled the investigation “to ensure there wasn’t any potential for real or any perceived conflict of interest or improper influence.”

Source-CTV News

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