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RCMP officer charged in fatal crash

05/25/2012 10:25 EDT | Updated 07/25/2012 05:12 EDT

Police are asking for the public for help identifying a man who set the home of a former West Vancouver police chief on fire earlier this year.

In a video released by police on Friday the man can be seen using a jerry can of liquid to set the front of the house on fire around 2:40 a.m. PT Jan. 13, 2012.

The fire at the home in the 1000-block of Lawson Avenue was quickly put out by firefighters, who determined it was set intentionally.

"The video is quite good quality, so we are hopeful someone will recognize this male suspect through the combination of slim build, jacket, ball cap, duffel bag and light-colored belt," said RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen.

The arson attack has been linked to more than a dozen other attacks on people linked to the Justice Institute training centre. The victims have been employees, former students or otherwise loosely connected to the training centre in New Westminster for police, fire and ambulance personnel.

In December, police revealed an ICBC claims adjustor was fired after accessing the records of 65 people linked to the institute, some of whom were targets in the arsons and shootings.

Police hope that by identifying the arsonist they will be able to find out who the woman was working with.

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