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Murray McNeil Sentence: RCMP Officer Guilty Of Assault To Learn Fate July 31

05/29/2013 10:50 EDT | Updated 07/29/2013 05:12 EDT
SECHELT, B.C. - A sentencing date has been set for July 31, for an RCMP officer on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast.

Cpl. Murray McNeil was in provincial court in North Vancouver earlier this week and pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm.

The charges stem from an altercation on June 28, 2011 as McNeil carried out a traffic stop near Sechelt, northwest of Vancouver.

The person arrested during the incident took the case to the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, and a code of conduct investigation was also launched.

RCMP E Division spokesman Sgt. Rob Vermeulen says in addition to criminal sentencing, McNeil must also undergo a formal disciplinary process.

McNeil had remained on duty while the matter was before the courts but Vermeulen could not comment on the officer's status in the wake of the guilty plea. (CKAY)

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