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Updated: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:52:30 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Former RCMP officers under criminal investigation



Two former high-ranking RCMP officers from Regina are being criminally investigated. CBC

Two former high-ranking RCMP officers from Regina are being criminally investigated. CBC

Two former high-ranking members of Regina's RCMP detachment are the targets of a criminal investigation.

In March, Regina city police were asked to investigate former Superintendent Jim Templeton and Staff Sergeant Bruce Spencer.

Both men face a number of serious allegations.

The RCMP said a criminal investigation was started after an internal code of conduct review was held.

"Through the course of this investigation, things came to light that caused us to contact the Regina police service and caused them to initiate their own investigation," said RCMP Sergeant Craig Cleary.

Regina police were asked to investigate in March. A spokesperson said they plan to treat this investigation like any other.

"Any allegation of a criminal offence is investigated in the same way," said police spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich. "The process is really pretty much the same for any investigation. Police gather up information, they follow up on leads."

Both Templeton and Spencer took early retirement.

Neither man wanted to comment to reporters.

No charges have been laid in this matter.

RCMP wouldn't confirm the identities of the officers under investigation.

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