NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS1130) – The Mountie who has been convicted of obstructing justice is no longer with the force.

The RCMP says Monty Robinson submitted his discharge papers and E-Division commander Craig Callens signed them.  The force says Robinson was not fired.

“While I have been clear that I was seeking his involuntary dismissal, the opportunity to discharge him from the organization this morning was one which eliminated further delays, costs and uncertainty,” says Callens in a statement.

“Mr. Robinson’s career with the RCMP has ended. As a private citizen he is no longer subject to any disciplinary actions under the RCMP Act, however, he is still subject to the ongoing criminal matters,” adds Callens.

Robinson was found guilty earlier this year. The case stems from a crash in Tsawwassen four years ago that killed 21-year-old Orion Hutchinson.

In March, a judge ruled Robinson willfully set up his defence after leaving the scene of the accident by taking two shots of vodka at home and then returning; it’s a technique he learned during his police training. Madame Justice Janice Dillon called it a deliberate attempt to mislead the investigation.

The Crown is calling for Robinson to spend up to nine months in jail.