RCMP officer ‘afforded leave’ from Fort Good Hope

An RCMP officer stationed in Fort Good Hope is no longer in the community after details of a sexual assault case emerged.

Const. Randy McKay pled guilty to sexual assault in 2015 while he was stationed with the RCMP in Buffalo Narrows, Sask.

He was stationed in Fort Good Hope for an undetermined length of time, but community members were critical  of the officer’s appointment.

The RCMP said McKay has been afforded leave and is no longer in the community.

In an email, the RCMP said after an officer is charged, a full review is conducted and “in some cases the officer will continue with their role.”

“This process is comprehensive. Each case is different depending on circumstances that have occurred,” said Marie York-Condon, spokesperson for the RCMP, in an email.

Going forward the RCMP said it will continue work with the community.

“The detachment commander is in the best position to build and maintain trust within the detachment jurisdiction,” she said. “That relationship building will continue.”

CKLB has attempted to reach Chief Daniel Masuzumi for comment on the subject, but no calls were returned.


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