Clinton Cpl. investigated

The commander of the Clinton RCMP Detachment is under investigation for unknown reasons.

  • Feb. 9, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Black Press

Cpl. Brandon Buliziuk, commander of the Clinton RCMP Detachment, has been off the job since late January and his firearms have been seized by police.

Citing privacy, RCMP brass refused to comment on the nature of the investigation into Cpl. Buliziuk. It is unknown whether he is suspended or on leave.

Clinton Council was advised of the situation at an in camera meeting. Ashcroft Detachment commander, Sgt. Michel Grondin would not comment on the matter, but said it is having a slight effect on resources at the Detachment as his officers will have to cover some Clinton matters.

Buliziuk’s firearms remain in the care of Kelowna-based Mounties looking into his case. Buliziuk’s lawyer consented to the application.

The RCMP investigator, Const. Peter Geldart, said the investigation is ongoing.

“Our investigation continues,” he said. “Regional Crown will be receiving further information from investigators.”

Buliziuk, 30, served in Merritt for about six years, and Nakusp before that, prior to taking the  position in Clinton in 2014.