12/08/2015 12:52 EST | Updated 12/08/2015 12:59 EST

N.B. RCMP Officers Suspended Over Discreditable Conduct Allegations

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WOODSTOCK, N.B.— The RCMP say four of its members from the Woodstock area of New Brunswick have been suspended while they are investigated for allegations of discreditable conduct.

The Mounties say they are acting on information that resulted in three suspensions in early November.

A fourth member from the area was suspended today.

In addition to the investigation under the RCMP's code of conduct, the Mounties major crime unit will determine whether there is any criminality related to the allegations.

The RCMP says the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force is providing independent oversight of the investigation.

All four members of the RCMP have been suspended with pay but the police department says suspension without pay is being pursued in some of the cases.

The RCMP didn't release any details on the allegations in the news release.

"The conduct of members of the RCMP is rightfully held to a higher standard,'' Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, the RCMP's commanding officer in New Brunswick, said in a statement. ``These suspensions are troubling but I can assure the public we are taking these matters very seriously.''


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