An Oak Bay Police officer is facing a police discipline investigation after allegations against him led to court order that he have no contact with a Saanich woman and four members of her family.
Sgt. Davindar Dalep was placed under the court-ordered peace bond on Nov. 2 after the woman alleged that a series of undisclosed incidents between June 1 and October 20 caused her to fear that Dalep would injure her or damage her property.
The protection order under section 810 of the Criminal Code is not a criminal charge. An information page from the federal Department of Justice notes “[i]t is used where an individual (the defendant) appears likely to commit a criminal offence, but there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an offence has actually been committed.”
The order also requires Dalep not to possess any firearms or restricted weapons except for the purposes of his job while on duty.
Oak Bay Police Chief Ray Bernoties said in a statement that the department immediately ensured Saanich Police had been notified and would investigate and also notified the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner to request an external investigation and discipline authority, which is being handled by Victoria Police.
Bernoties says Dalep has been placed on administrative duty and is not working in uniform.
Saanich Police Const. Markus Anastasiades said the department was not able to comment on its investigation but confirmed the existence of a file.
Dalep has a court date in relation to the peace bond on Dec. 16.