The officers suspended are Jerome Kelly, Roberta Kelly and Greg Livingstone. Jerome Kelly is the president of the union representing police officers while Livingstone is the vice-president.
“We can confirm that three members of the Cape Breton Police Force have been suspended from duty,” said NSGEU communications officer Holly Fraughton confirmed in an email on Saturday afternoon.
“The union will be providing these members with representation under the Police Act, if they are charged under the Act.”
Neither the NSGEU nor police would say why the officers are being suspended. A police spokesman said it was a human resources matter and that a statement may be given on Monday.
It is believed the suspensions may be related to the ongoing matter involving Const. Wade Lavin, a suspended Cape Breton Regional Police officer who is accused of impersonating a staff sergeant.
Lavin was the union local’s chief steward and testimony in his trial wrapped up Thursday. The trial has been adjourned to Nov. 25.