Discipline of two Bathurst police officers up to chief

The disciplinary process for two Bathurst police officers previously charged in the shooting death of a Tracadie businessman will not be handled by the New Brunswick Police Commission.

Instead, the commission says it will be up to Bathurst police Chief Eugene Poitras to oversee the process involving Constables Patrick Bulger and Mathieu Boudreau. The officers were each charged with manslaughter and other counts in the death of Michel Vienneau at the Bathurst train station in 2015…but in February the charges were all dropped when a judge ruled the prosecution failed to make its case at a preliminary hearing.