A Surrey RCMP detachment member was caught in a vehicle with known gang members earlier this week.
Global News broke the news on Saturday evening, reporting that BC RCMP say their criminal investigation is active and ongoing. The officer was arrested and released, but is under suspension.
He is expected to be charged soon.
Global News says the officer is considered probationary as he has been in the force for less than two years.
With gang violence having resulted in a series of homicides besides numerous shooting incidents over the past five weeks, this was the last thing that the RCMP needed.
Some incidents of violence in the past month in the Lower Mainland:
January 26: 22-year-old South Asian male known to police shot and killed in Langley, another young South Asian male injured.
January 18: 27-year-old Langley man known to police shot in Langley.
January 16: Shooting between occupants of two cars in Langley City and Brookswood.
January 10: Person injured in a shooting in Coquitlam.
January 9: Dilraj Johal, 28, shot and killed in Richmond.
January 7: Anees Mohammed, 29, shot and killed in Richmond.
January, 6: Gary Kang, 24, shot and killed in Surrey.
December 28: Tequel Willis, 14, shot and killed in Surrey.
December 27: Harman Singh Dhesi, 19, shot and killed in Surrey.