Vancouver police have fired a detective accused of misconduct during the investigation of a relationship between another officer and an informant.
The Columbian reports 38-year-old Det. Brian Billingsley was fired March 4 for making false statements, neglect of duty and unbecoming conduct. Billingsley is contesting the firing, and the Vancouver Police Guild has filed a grievance.
The other officer, 43-year-old Erik McGarrity, resigned in November during the internal affairs investigation of his relationship with a woman who provided information about drug crimes and reportedly had a methamphetamine habit.