Image credit: New Westminster Police Twitter

B.C. cop charged with sexual assault

Const. Sukhwinder “Vinnie” Dosajnh was arrested in Victoria in relation to an alleged 2005 incident

A New Westminster police officer has been charged with sexual assault.

Const. Sukhwinder “Vinnie” Dosajnh was arrested on Tuesday by police officers in Victoria in relation to an incident alleged to have taken place in 2005, the New West department said Wednesday.

Dosajnh was suspended from duty after he was released from custody. The New Westminster Police Board is considering conditions of that suspension and the provisions of an unpaid suspension.

He is subject to a Police Act investigation. The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has been monitoring the case, even though Dosajnh was off-duty during the alleged assault.

“This is always concerning when a police officer is accused of a criminal offence, especially one as serious as this,” New Westminster Deputy Chief ave Jansen said in a news release.

“The New Westminster Police is committed to maintaining public trust and accountability and within the bounds of what due process allows, we will be as transparent on this process as we can.

“In spite of this allegation against one of our members, the women and men of this department remain committed to providing professional service to the members of this community.”

Dosajnh was released on bail and is set to appear in court in Victoria on Aug. 17.

Just Posted

Community Leader Awards: Anja Dumas

The Kelowna Capital News puts the spotlight on community leaders with annual awards

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Blowing snow, slippery sections on Okanagan Connector

Compact snow, poor visibility on Highway 97 from Pennask Summitt to Brenda Mines.

IH adds immunization clinic Sunday in Kelowna

Drop-in meningococcal vaccination clinic on today at Community Health & Services Centre

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

UBCO prof tests software to help cancer patients

Program may help those reluctant to engage ‘tough conversations’ in advance care planning

Broken de-icer delays flights at Kelowna airport

Passengers were on board for three hours Sunday waiting for departure to Vancouver

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Well-known Canadian bird making a comeback

Once on the brink of extinction, the peregrine falcon no longer considered at risk in Canada.

Suzuki: Shine a light during dark times

People need to remain positive despite difficult and unpredictable political climate

Most Read