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Bullying and harassment complaints against interim police chief Woods to be investigated by police commission

May 13, 2020

As Bridge City News reported Tuesday, the Lethbridge Police Commission has been ordered by the Alberta Law Enforcement Review Board to investigate acting police chief Scott Woods for allegations of bullying and harassment. The complaint was filed in August of last year by Sergeant J. Moulton, who claimed he'd experienced tyrannical and bullying behaviour towards him over the course of nearly a year by both Woods and former chief Rob Davis.

According to the review board's report, which is available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute website, Moulton filed other complaints against Woods and Davis for breach of trust which were subsequently dismissed by the police commission for various reasons including Davis' resignation from LPS.

Last summer, as per the police act, former Chief Davis had Woods' allegations of breach of trust investigated by ASIRT, and they concluded that the breach of trust allegations in the complaint didn’t occur, and therefore no charges would be laid.

However, the review board is now directing the Lethbridge Police Commission to reopen the case against Woods for the allegations of bullying and harassment.

According to commission chair Simon Griffiths, an investigation is ensuing, although he did not provide any details as to when it will be completed.