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Cops may be investigated

The legal woes of a pair of Metro Vancouver police officers might not be over.

Earlier this year, Vancouver Const. Mark Simms was accused of the sexual assault of a 17-year-old Ontario girl in a hotel room in Cuba while Port Moody Const. Jordan Long was accused of being an accomplice to the assault.

The officers were acquitted of the charges in Cuba, but could still face an investigation when they return home.

They have been in Cuba since March as they navigated the Cuban legal system, and this week a panel ruled the assault did not take place.

However, the men will remain in Cuba as lawyers decide whether to appeal the verdict. If no appeal is filed within a designated period, they can then come back to B.C. where it's possible the B.C. Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner will open its own investigation.

- with files from CTV Vancouver



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