B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate a member of the legislative assembly who spent a night in jail following a domestic dispute.
Patrick Pimm, MLA for Peace River North, was taken into custody following the dispute with his wife late last month. Mr. Pimm was elected in 2009 as a Liberal, but resigned from the party’s caucus following the domestic incident. He has signalled his intent to keep his seat as an Independent MLA.
Mr. Pimm issued a short statement after he was released from the Fort St. John RCMP cells in June.
“Last night, I was involved in a dispute with my wife that led to police involvement, and I was held in custody overnight,” he wrote in the statement. “I have decided to take a leave from caucus and resign my parliamentary secretary post effectively immediate. It’s time for me to work on family and personal issues.”Read source and full article here