A former Red Deer RCMP sergeant has been acquitted of obstruction of justice charges.
Sgt. Richard Graydon was accused of removing his notebook after it was admitted as evidence for a civil trial in Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench in 2010.
Graydon was reprimanded by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Mary Moreau at that trial.
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Denny Thomas found on Wednesday that the reprimand Graydon received was enough of a punishment.
In 2010, Graydon was testifying in a lawsuit stemming from an April 1999 case in which Peter Larsen sought damages, alleging he was wrongfully pepper sprayed, struck with a baton and shot in the leg. The lawsuit was settled out of court and terms were not disclosed.
Thomas said the civil trial was not impeded in anyway.