Two more police officers working on the Surrey-Six homicide have been suspended surrounding allegations that one of the investigators, a sergeant, had an inappropriate relationship with a witness in the ongoing investigation.

In February, the RCMP announced the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting an
external probe into the sergeant’s behaviour.

The investigation was later expanded to include the sergeant’s supervisor and a co-worker. The new allegations against the two were not disclosed, but do not involve an inappropriate relationship with the witness, said RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen in a release yesterday.

The sergeant and the supervisor have both been suspended, bringing to four the number of RCMP officers who are being investigated for alleged misconduct in the high-profile case.

In January, another officer was charged with allegedly submitting fraudulent overtime claims.

In October 2007, six men were killed in an apparent drug hit at the Balmoral Towers in Surrey.

Among those murdered were innocent victims Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenberg.