Third extension granted in probe of suspended Victoria police chief

Misconduct allegations against Frank Elsner have not been proven

B.C.’s police-complaint commissioner has granted a third extension for an RCMP investigation of Victoria’s suspended police chief.

The investigation into Frank Elsner was supposed to have been completed by Wednesday, but commissioner Stan Lowe says it will now have to be done by Jan. 26.

Elsner already apologized for sending messages through social media to the wife of one of his officers, but the commissioner later ordered a probe into 10 misconduct allegations arising from the original allegation.

None of the allegations has been proven against Elsner.

RCMP Chief Supt. Sean Bourrie says 66 interviews have been done so far and electronic devices and servers at the Victoria Police Department have been examined.

Bourrie says more time is needed because seven additional witnesses must be interviewed and a previous witness who has spoken with investigators has provided new information, requiring a follow-up interview with Elsner.

The Canadian Press

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