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LETTER: Resident lambasts Langley City mayor and council over gala aftermath

Langley RCMP’s superintendent removed from his post after questions about police overtime
Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power, City Mayor Val van den Broek, and City fire chief Rory Thompson visited local businesses and talked to residents on the street in summer 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

Dear Editor,

[Re: Langley City council orders third report on mayor’s gala along with a review of policing,, April 28]

The City of Langley council should be ashamed of itself for possibly ruining one of the most ethical RCMP officers in the country.

What they did to Murray Power in an effort to discredit the mayor is deplorable.

The investigation completed by Paul Gill was an accurate depiction of the actual facts.

Those involved should be voted out at the next election. You are not looking after the best interests of the people.

You don’t like the new mayor? You wanted Peter to be re-elected? Val was elected by the citizens of Langley. Get over yourself and grow up.

And Val, I cannot believe that there was nothing that you could have done.

This was a witch hunt from day 1, and the collateral damage is catastrophic. The Langley police are losing the best chief they have ever had.

Superintendent Power, I wish you well. You deserve much better than Langley City.

Amy Smith, Langley City


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