It has been 5 months since Doug McCallum was charged with public mischief after claiming Debi Johnstone had pushed her automotive over his foot.
Since then he has remained mayor of Surrey, and he has stayed on as chair of the Surrey Police Service Board.
Now sources have instructed World Information that after McCallum was charged criminally in December, the Surrey Police Board requested he step down as chair.
World Information was instructed that McCallum refused.
We reached out to the Surrey Police Board for remark however have been instructed that as a result of confidentiality, the board couldn’t touch upon issues mentioned in digital camera.
New particulars in public mischief case in opposition to Surrey mayor
On Sunday Debi Johnstone broke her silence on the incident with McCallum.
In an emailed assertion, Johnstone instructed World Information: “My title is Debi Johnstone. I’m the sufferer that Mr. McCallum falsely accused Sept 4, 2021… I stay steadfast in my unique assertion of innocence. I’m unable to remark additional at the moment.”
Her good friend Paul Daynes acknowledged that it has been a tricky time for her, saying “sure it has and all credit score to her. I believe she has been to hell and again and has proven nice power of character. Sticking to her weapons and never being intimidated.”
Extra particulars from courtroom paperwork in public mischief case in opposition to the mayor of Surrey
On Friday World Information reported particulars contained in beforehand sealed courtroom paperwork associated to his public mischief cost. These paperwork have been unsealed after World Information launched a courtroom problem.
Within the Info To Receive (ITO) paperwork, which have been the premise for acquiring search warrants, investigators state, partly: “McCallum supplied a model of occasions that has been partially disproved primarily based on the assertion supplied (by the driving force)…. and the video surveillance obtained from the Save On Meals.”
As a part of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for McCallum’s trainers worn the day of the alleged incident. Additionally, there have been manufacturing orders for his medical information, surveillance movies at Save On Meals and Peace Arch Hospital, together with media interviews. Owen Chook lawyer Dan Burnett stated ”what the ITO signifies is the officers had seen videotape, some of which they have been nonetheless in search of, however they had seen some and the story on the videotape, the officers believed, did not match up with what Mr. McCallum was saying.”
McCallum’s authorized payments proceed to be paid for by Surrey taxpayers. Councillor Linda Annis stated “this is not proper. This is public cash and the public deserves to know how a lot is being spent on these authorized payments.”
Via his media relations officer, McCallum stated that for the reason that matter is earlier than the courts, he received’t be commenting. McCallum is scheduled to be tried on the general public mischief cost in October, two weeks after the subsequent municipal election.
Not one of the allegations have been confirmed in courtroom.
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