Date: Tuesday Mar. 15, 2011 2:58 PM ET An Ottawa police officer has been charged with sexual assault in connection with the treatment of a woman taken into custody in 2008 who was seen in surveillance video having her shirt and bra cut off. The charges stem from an investigation launched late last year by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, which probes incidents of death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault involving police. Last November, the SIU began investigating the case of Stacy Bonds, who was arrested for alcohol-related offences, including public intoxication, on Sept. 6, 2008. She was also charged with assaulting a peace officer. The SIU launched its investigation after the video of the police search of Bonds surfaced, showing Special Const. Melanie Morris kneeing her in the back, after which Sgt. Steven Desjourdy cuts off her shirt and bra. Last October, after seeing the video, Ontario Court Justice Richard Lajoie stayed the charges against Bonds, and expressed concern about the conduct of the officers during her time in custody. In December, Bonds filed a $1.2-million lawsuit against the Ottawa police force. In her statement of claim, Bonds says police violated her Charter rights because her treatment while in custody came close to torture. The statement contends that Bonds suffered “two shattering blows” to her side, was subjected to “a highly intrusive, unnecessary and unlawful search,” and suffered “emotional and physical trauma.” Bonds also accuses police of discriminating against her because she is a black woman. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110315/officer-charged-bonds-case-110315/
The people who supposedly enforce the laws themselves are still not above the laws.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/canadas-police-forces/
‘I’ve learned my rights,’ says victim stripped by Ottawa police Montreal Gazette - Stacy Bonds is the subject of story that due to her mistreatment by a number of Ottawa police officers has prompted a judge to condemn them as “malicious”
I was watching another of those typical TV cop shows which show the cops as the unacceptable drunks, adulterers, thieves, murderers, drug addicts and even persons who cover up their fellow partners immoralities, and it was not far from the realties we all do seem to know, but why our too often prenterious justice ministers themselves do continue to excuse, coverup for their inactions on our much too many bad cops Canada wide is still also unacceptable.. bad justice ministers seem to be afraid of the cops cause why? for are they are doing bad things as well?
Do see also http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/the-man-who-was-kicked-in-the-face-by-an-rcmp-officer/
.. there goes more bad cops..
Cops reprimanded for not declaring alcohol CHATHAM, Ont. – Two high-ranking police officers have been demoted and disciplined failing to disclose how much alcohol they were bringing back to Canada from the US Chatham-Kent Police Service staff sergeants Jeff Littlewood … Chatham-Kent Police Service staff sergeants Jeff Littlewood and Brian Biskey both pleaded guilty last month to discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act after for bringing the alcohol across Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., on Dec. 3,.. they bought 40 bottles of alcohol and two cases of beer and tried to bring them back into Canada.
It is a well known undeniable facts that too many cops now are alcoholics and these now brain damaged alcoholics cannot do a decent job.. they need to be dismissed.. for they rarely can be helped..
‘Nobody is above the law’ Cops and the RCMP included now!
Ex-Canadian cop gets 10½ years in teen sex case Paul Maher, 60, of Richmond, Ont., plans to petition the government in Canada to allow him to serve most of his jail time north of the border, public defender Thomas Livingston said after the sentence was imposed by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. …
Former Canada cop sentenced after sex sting Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Ex-cop faces life in prison after teen sex sting Toronto Sun