The case of a former Kelowna RCMP officer charged with seven counts of breach of trust for pursuing sexual relationships with women is slowly making its way through Kelowna Law Courts.
The charges against Brian Mathew Burkett involve allegations of misconduct against seven women in connection with his duties as a police officer.
The allegations are linked to events at or near Kelowna between October 2015 and August 2016.
Charges were laid on July 19. Burkett’s first court appearance was Sept. 23. His second court date was Monday.
Burkett wasn’t in the courtroom on Monday, but his lawyer, Wade Jenson of Jenson & Co., was there and asked for a three-week continuance.
Having the Crown from Kelowna prosecute a local police officer is seen as a conflict of interest. So, a Crown prosecutor from Kamloops is handling the case.
That prosecutor has yet to forward all the evidence gathered in the case to Burkett’s lawyer.
Therefore, Jenson asked for the next court date to be set for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 so he has time to receive and review all the particulars before moving forward.
A ban on publication of the names of the women who allege misconduct was ordered by the court.