Arbitration hearing set for Bathurst police officers involved in fatal 2015 shooting of Tracadie man

An arbitration hearing for a pair of Bathurst police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Tracadie man in 2015 have been set for March.

Former police chief Eugene Poitras filed a complaint with the New Brunswick Police Commission back in 2015 when criminal charges were laid against Constables Patrick Bulger and Mathieu Boudreau.

A judge later ruled there was not enough evidence to sent the two officers to trial.

The arbitration hearing seeks to determine corrective measures relating to the former chief's complaint under the New Brunswick Police Act.

Corrective measures could range from a verbal reprimand up to dismissal.

The hearings will take place May 25th to 29th, 2019 at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites in Bathurst.

(with files from the Northern Light)