Cop ticketed for parking infraction
Feb 23, 2012 / 10:00 am
UPDATE Thursday, 10 a.m. - RCMP have now completed a review of circumstances surrounding an officer who parked her police cruiser in a handicapped stall while responding to a call at Orchard Park Mall.
Following his review, Supt. Bill McKinnon determined the circumstances did not meet the exemptions under the Motor Vehicle Act for the member to use the reserved parking space.
"This was an error in judgement on the part of our member and we would like for an opportunity to apologize directly to the person that brought this to our attention," says McKinnon.
The member has received operational guidance and will be issued a Motor Vehicle Act violation ticket for the parking infraction.
Kelowna RCMP Superintendent, Bill McKinnon, has ordered a review after a picture surfaced of a police car parked in a handicapped parking stall.
Police have confirmed that a police officer responded to a call at Orchard Park Mall on Friday, February 17 after it was reported a shoplifter had stolen items from a number of stores.
When the officer arrived, it appears she parked in a parking space reserved for individuals with a disability.
Police say the member arrested a female suspect inside the mall and took her into custody.
The suspect was later released on a Promise to Appear.
The issue of where the member parked is under review.
The value of the items stolen was approximately $400.
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