City speaks to Trail RCMP member being investigated after 'controversial' online commentary
City of Trail Mayor and Council have been receiving inquiries after the release of a news story highlighting an RCMP investigation into one of its Trail-stationed members who had shared his controversial political views through a satirical YouTube channel.
“We would like to reassure our community that our Council values our residents and we will continue to strive to provide an inclusive, welcoming, and vibrant community,” said Mayor Colleen Jones. “We do understand that freedom of speech is a human right; but, as community leaders we believe in upholding values of safety, diversity, and inclusivity.
“Our local police force is essential to the Greater Trail area,” said Jones. “We have faith and trust in their commitment to serving our citizens with respect and integrity.”
The RCMP confirms the investigation is ongoing and the officer in question is currently on administrative duty.