Preliminary hearing set for Mountie charged with perjury, obstruction of justice

Published on July 31, 2014

The Crown attorney in the case of an RCMP officer charged with perjury and obstruction of justice says dates for a preliminary hearing have been set.

Vikas Khaladkar says Const. Shawn Greene will have a two-day preliminary hearing beginning Jan. 15.

Khaladkar says Greene has elected to be tried by judge alone, if the case proceeds to a trial.

Greene was charged Feb. 10 after Halifax police conducted an independent investigation into a complaint made last May.

The RCMP has said the investigation focused on Greene’s work while he was stationed in Harbour Grace, but has not disclosed details of the alleged offences.

Greene was transferred to Nova Scotia’s Richmond County in February 2012 and was suspended with pay after the charges were laid.

The RCMP also launched an internal investigation.