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Vancouver police officer charged with theft, possession of drugs and breach of trust

A Vancouver police officer has been charged with theft, possession of drugs and breach of trust.

Cst. Neil Logan of the Vancouver Police Department has also been suspended from his job.

Police said they are “deeply disappointed” in Logan.

One of his associates, 20-year-old Surrey man Dilpreet Kooner, has also been charged with four offences related to drug trafficking.

“My team began a criminal investigation last May after concerns about Constable Logan’s on-duty conduct were identified,” said Insp. Mike Heard, team commander of the Investigation Division at the VPD.

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“Our investigation into that conduct revealed additional concerning behaviour and criminal activity by Mr. Logan.”

The following charges have been approved by the Crown:

  • Two counts of theft (while on duty as an officer)

  • Two counts of breach of trust (while on duty as an officer)

  • One count of possession of a controlled substance (while on duty as an officer)

  • Additional charge of theft (off-duty)

  • Additional charge of possession of controlled substance (off-duty)

“I am deeply disappointed about what our investigation uncovered into Mr. Logan’s behaviour, but am pleased by the thorough and comprehensive work of our detectives,” said Laurence Rankin, deputy chief constable at the Investigation Division.

“Police officers are held to a higher standard – as they should be – and need to be held accountable for their behaviour.”

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