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Crown will not appeal RCMP officer's acquittal in jail sex case

November 13, 2014 - 10:33 AM

KAMLOOPS – A four-year-old case is now closed after B.C.’s Court of Appeal did not receive an application from the Crown office to challenge the acquittal of a police officer originally charged with breach of trust.

Winston Sayson with the Surrey Crown office confirmed Monday afternoon that there was no appeal application made within the 30-day time limit following Cpl Kenneth Peter Rick Brown’s acquittal on Oct. 9.

Brown and two other officers were charged with breach of trust after watching live security footage of two women engaged in various sex acts in the Kamloops detachment’s drunk tank. Charges were dropped against Constables Evan Elgee and Stephen Zaharia. Brown was acquitted following his trial in Kamloops Supreme Court.

David Tompkins, a guard employed with the Kamloops RCMP detachment, pleaded guilty in 2013 and received a one-year conditional sentence. He remains working for the City of Kamloops in a different department.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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