More delays for Osoyoos RCMP officer’s code of conduct hearing

A disciplinary hearing for an Osoyoos RCMP officer has once again been delayed.

A disciplinary hearing for an Osoyoos RCMP officer has once again been delayed.

Two years after his suspension, suspended Osoyoos RCMP officer Amit Goyal is still receiving pay, and his Code of Conduct hearing has been delayed twice.

The hearing was initially scheduled for July 28 in Federal Court in Vancouver, but was moved to Aug. 31. Inquires made by the Western News to the RCMP were responded to by email confirming only that the hearing had been moved, providing no reasons as to why.

No date is set for the upcoming hearing.

Attempts to contact the RCMP were once again met with only email responses, after two requests to speak with a RCMP representative over the phone.

“Much like court proceedings, adjournments can be granted. I don’t have any information who asked for the adjournment,” said Rob Vermeulen, Senior Media Relations Officer with BC RCMP Communications Services, in an email.

Former Osoyoos man Steve Condon is currently suing the Town of Osoyoos, the Province of B.C. and the RCMP for alleged incidents of harassment by Goyal.

Condon’s lawyer, Paul Evans, has yet to receive any information as to why the hearing has been adjourned twice.