N.B. Police Commission asks for independent review of how it conducts investigations

The New Brunswick Police Commission has asked for an outside review of how it conducts investigations.

This comes following criticism of its probe into a senior officer's conduct following multi-millionaire businessman Richard Oland's slaying.

The commission has asked the public safety minister to appoint an independent third party to review allegations made by the province's police association.

Association executive director Bob Davidson said the case of Glen McCloskey -- a former deputy police chief in Saint John who came under scrutiny in the Oland case, is an example of the commission ``completely ignoring legislative rights.''

Dennis Oland is charged with the second-degree murder of his father Richard in July 2011, his retrial is scheduled to continue January 7th.

At Oland's first trial in 2015, a witness alleged McCloskey asked him to change his testimony not to reveal the high-ranking officer had been at the crime scene.

McCloskey denied the allegation when he took the stand, but said he had entered the crime scene because he was curious.

Davidson alleged the police commission violated McCloskey's privacy by giving its entire file on McCloskey to lawyers involved in the second Oland trial.