Firing 'Almost A Certainty' If Police Officer Lies, Says Edmonton Police Chief

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Following three recent and high-profile cases of Edmonton police officers being fired over misconduct and deceit, Police Chief Rod Knecht sent out an internal email on the weekend, warning officers that lying will almost certainly result in termination of their jobs.

"Lying is never acceptable," Knecht wrote in a Feb. 2 internal email that was supplied to the media by the Edmonton Police Service. "Lying is extremely serious and dismissal from the police service is almost a certainty when it involves a Professional Standards Branch investigation or court proceedings. ... All of us need to be professional, do our best, and above all, tell the truth."

Read the whole story at The Edmonton Journal