UPDATED: Civilian RNC employee allegedly compromised drug investigation

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A civilian employee of the Corner Brook Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has been accused of tipping off the targets of a drug investigation.

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Angela Marie McCarthy, 31, has been charged with willfully attempting to obstruct or pervert or defeat the course of justice in a judicial proceeding by knowingly releasing information pertaining to the identity of targets in a drug investigation.

The accusation against the Benoit’s Cove woman was from an incident that took place between Aug. 9-20, 2013.

— The Western Star

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(Earlier story)

A civilian Royal Newfoundland Constabulary employee has allegedly compromised an ongoing police investigation by unlawfully disclosing information.

A 31-year-old woman is charged with obstructing justice in relation to her work at the Corner Brook detachment. According to a news release issued late this afternoon, the accused was scheduled to appear in court today.

It was in August of last year that police became aware of the accused allegedly disclosing information accessed through her employment. The RNC said in its release that the alleged act “had a negative impact on an ongoing operation.”

The RNC went on to say in its release that it is confident the accused poses no further risk to disclosing information that could compromise an investigation. Contacted by The Telegram and asked if he could confirm if the employee in question had been fired or suspended, Const. Scott Mosher said the RNC would not comment on any potential disciplinary measures taken.

The accused lives in Benoit’s Cove.

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Benoit

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