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Delta police officer investigated for issuing tickets for violations that didn't occur

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A Delta, B.C., police officer has been recommended for disciplinary action after a member of the public complained he was issuing tickets unrelated to violations committed, says the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. 

However, Const. Byron Ritchie, the subject of the complaint, has been granted a review.

The complaint against Ritchie was from a member of the public whose wife was issued a ticket on July 15, 2016. She was stopped by Ritchie after she had been observed talking on her cell phone while driving. 

Instead of issuing a distracted driving ticket, Ritchie issued the driver a violation ticket for “failure to wear a

 

This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/delta-police-officer-investigated-for-issuing-tickets-for-violations-that-didn-t-occur-1.4745236?cmp=rss.

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