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Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

Posted at 8:08am

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Chatham-Kent police say that Sergeant Robert Mugridge, a veteran officer of 25 years, has been charged under the Police Services Act with Discreditable Conduct.

The charge is a result of an investigation which was initially conducted by the Professional Standards Section of the Chatham-Kent Police, and subsequently handed over to the London Police Service at the request of the Chatham-Kent Chief of Police Dennis Poole.

Police say that the investigations surround the conduct of the involved officer into how financial loans and other monies were obtained from financial institutions, members of the public and members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

They say that their investigation is actively ongoing.

The officer will now face a Police Service Act Hearing with that date yet to be determined.

The officer was suspended from duty under the Police Services Act on May 20th, 2014. He will remain suspended pending the outcome of the continuing investigation.

Anyone who feels they may have information in relation to these allegations should contact London Police Service 519-661-5515 ext. 5257 attention Detective Sergeant Barry Heffernan or Detective Paul Martin, or the Chatham-Kent Police Service Professional Standards Section at 519-436-6602.

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