(Kelowna Capital News ) – Officials with the RCMP’s B.C. headquarters have decided to move forward with a formal discipline hearing for a Kelowna police officer sentenced in June for a weapons offence.
No date has been set for the code of conduct discipline board hearing, which will determine the sanction for the officer, said Supt. Bill McKinnon.
Const. Kent Hall shot a 24-year-old man on Feb. 13, 2009 after approaching the man, believed to be wanted for parole violations, in Rutland.
Shortly after the incident, police reported that the officer was sprayed with what was believed to be bear spray and a struggle, where shots were fired, ensued.
Mark Aaron Pauls was shot in both legs and later sentenced to jail and probation for weapons offences related to the incident. Hall, meanwhile, pleaded guilty in June to careless use of a firearm and was fined $1,500.