Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“There was police brutality and there was atrocity, and the press was just atrocious as the pólice. Because they helped the police to cover it up by propagating a false image across the country. – Malcolm X (CP24)

February 9, 2017 at 11:30am (Where is your husband)
Murderer’s merchants of horror, death, and desolation
Kidnappers of children, tormentors of single mothers … 
Stranglers of invalids, female rapists!

Traffickers of illicit substances, privileged psychopaths  
Toronto cops molded by bloodthirsty executioners
that in the courts of justice deserve the worst punishments 

Toronto police constable faces sexual harrassment allegations
Toronto Police have laid no criminal charges against Usman Haroon, who remains on duty.


Toronto Police headquarters at 40 College St. A Toronto police constable remains on duty after allegedly sexually harassing a fellow officer several times in 2015.
By: Stephen Spencer Davis For Metro Published on Mon Mar 20 2017
A Toronto police constable remains on duty after allegedly sexually harassing a fellow officer several times in 2015. 
Const. Usman Haroon faces nine counts of misconduct at the Toronto Police Service’s Disciplinary Hearings Office, which adjudicates non-criminal charges against officers.
Haroon’s alleged harassment appears to have been directed at a female constable between May and November 2015, according to hearing notices released to Metro.
Haroon allegedly “made comments of a sexual nature” toward his coworker and touched her without her consent on several occasions. 
The Toronto police have laid no criminal charges against Haroon, spokesperson Meaghan Gray said in an email.
Haroon and his lawyer did not respond to multiple requests for comment. 
On Aug. 10, 2015, Haroon allegedly placed his hand on his co-worker’s leg as she conducted an interview, according to one hearing notice. In the 14 Division parking lot the following day, Haroon allegedly grabbed a print roller that was “lodged between (the officer’s) legs.” 
On Nov. 21, 2015, Haroon also allegedly took his co-worker’s hand and moved it “towards the area of (his) groin.” The same day, while on a call, Haroon allegedly touched his partner’s buttocks. 
Haroon was served with hearing notices on May 5, 2016, according to a police document. The case goes back before the disciplinary tribunal on Tuesday.
Sanctions for officers found guilty of misconduct range from a reprimand to dismissal. 

Peel cop who claimed he was working overtime was watching child porn from the evidence vault 

Former Cop
Andrew Francis Wallace,Toronto Star
Former Peel detective Craig Wattier arrives at Brampton court, February 14, 2017.
Hamilton Spectator
For three decades, officer Craig Wattier rose through the ranks of his police department outside Toronto - progressing from tractor-trailer thefts to some of its worst investigations, such as sex crimes against children.
One day in 2013, in his first week as head of the technological crime unit at Peel Regional Police, he stayed late to work an extra 38 minutes, the Toronto Star reported.
But Wattier wasn't really working, he has since admitted. He was logging into a high-security evidence server to watch child pornography seized from other people.
This would become a habit. By the time Wattier was caught more than two years later, he had watched hours of footage and hundreds of videos that a judge described Monday as "shocking in their perversity," according to the Toronto Sun.
The judge sentenced the former police officer to a year in jail. He was guilty of breach of trust for accessing the images with no good reason, and to fraud for claiming $28,000 in overtime - at least several hours of which he admitted to spending watching child porn.
The Mississauga News reported that Wattier was originally accused of defrauding police for at least 11 years when police suspended and arrested him in 2015 after they looked into a complaint involving his overtime charges.
In the course of what began as a simple fraud investigation, Wattier's after-work viewing habits came to light.
"The veteran officer had become the subject of the kind of investigations he once conducted," the Star wrote at the time.
He was, the paper wrote, "a burly cop" who had received multiple commendations and promotions before his undoing.
He had a family and wife, who stood by him after his arrest in August 2015 - and even after he pleaded guilty last month.
As head of the technological crime unit, the Star reported, Wattier oversaw the seizure of electronic evidence from suspects' phones, computers and other devices.
But he "was not trained to do computer analysis and did no work that would require him to view these videos," a prosecutor told the court, according to the Star.
The judge, Katherine McLeod, wanted the courtroom to see her reaction when she watched a sample of the videos on a laptop.
She "bit her knuckles," the Star reported. "Wattier sat, eyes downcast, with his family seated behind him."
When the judge asked Wattier if he wanted to say anything, he did not.
He had been charged with a raft of severe crimes, including the possession of child pornography, which would have earned him a spot on the sex offender registry if convicted.
But Wattier avoided that by pleading guilty to fraud and breach of trust, without needing to explain why he viewed the child porn.
That left his accusers to remind the court that he had done so, repeatedly, for months.
"The normal human response to material like this is revulsion," prosecutor Allison Dellandrea told the court, according to the Star. "And there was none of that displayed."
He was "given one of the rare keys to a vault, and he abused that trust," Dellandrea said, according to the Toronto Sun. She also ran down a list of fraud accusations not related to pornography, including claiming overtime to work a homicide "that had not yet even occurred."
But the officer had many defenders.
Before Wattier was sentenced this week, the Star noted, three dozen people submitted reference letters for him.
His former police supervisor wrote that Wattier never lost his "sense of right and wrong," the Star reported, even if he "did not always follow policy and procedures to the letter."
Although the year-long sentence was half of what prosecutors had hoped for, Wattier left the courtroom in tears, the Star reported.
As the hearing ended, a supporter said the public didn't know the truth about the former officer.
His wife told the Star that he had only pleaded guilty to avoid the cost of a trial. "It's not right," she said.
The Washington Post

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