Charges Allege Chief of Police Disclosed Confidential Info on Mayor

Mayor Hobbs, Chief of Police JP Lesveque and Deputy Chief Hay stand in solidarity at the Full Moon Memory Walk
Mayor Hobbs, Chief of Police JP Lesveque and retired Deputy Chief Hay stand in solidarity at the Full Moon Memory Walk in 2013

THUNDER BAY – Court documents filed in the Ontario Court of Justice offer some insight into what brought about charges of Breach of Trust and Obstruction of Justice against Thunder Bay Police Chief J.P. Lesveque.

The documents report that Chief Lesveque allegedly disclosed confidential information about Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs in December 2016 between the 14th and 22nd.

Chief Lesveque has been released under certain conditions. Those documents state those conditions include that Levesque is forbidden from contacting Mayor Keith Hobbs, his wife Marisa Hobbs, City Manager Norm Gale, Thunder Bay Police Deputy Chief Sylvie Hauth, as well as members of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board including Chair Jacqueline Dojack and vice-chair Brian McKinnon, who is also Thunder Bay City Councillor.

Chief Lesveque is scheduled to appear in Court on June 13, 2017. None of the charges have been proven in court.

The Thunder Bay Police Services Board, and the Ontario Provincial Police are not commenting on this case.

The Police Services Board, whose role is to represent and protect civilian interests, has said that the Chief of Police is currently on medical leave.


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