3:02 p.m. on May 31
An official statement from the City of Greater Sudbury had little additional information regarding the bylaw enforcement officer. It is now a matter before the courts, "and we cannot speak to any of the details," according to the release.
The officer in question has been suspended without pay, pending the ability to meet with him.
The city said it takes these matters extremely seriously and acted swiftly to ensure that the issue was dealt with appropriately.
1:34 p.m. on May 31
"Allegations of this nature are taken very seriously and our staff took the necessary steps to ensure this case was handled appropriately," Mayor Marianne Matichuk said. "Actions of this nature are neither tolerated nor reflective of the work performed by many City employees."
A 42-year-old bylaw enforcement officer with the City of Greater Sudbury has been charged with extortion, influence peddling and breach of trust stemming from a public complaint.
A complaint was filed earlier this month to the City of Greater Sudbury regarding one of its bylaw enforcement officers, where it was alleged he was attempting to gain personal advantage in relation to duties he performs in the course of his employment, according to Greater Sudbury Police Service.
The city immediately initiated an investigation, and brought the allegations to the attention of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, who commenced an official investigation.
Police arrested the man May 30 after he allegedly accepted a quantity of cash for his services. He was to appear in bail court today.
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