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Hamilton cop charged with assault

Thu Sep 27 2012 08:16:42

A Hamilton police officer is facing an assault charge in connection with a July incident at a police station.

Constable Ryan Gagnon is accused of injuring a 16-year-old arrested on the afternoon of July 22 while he was in a cell at a station.

The teenager sustained a broken tooth and facial injuries and was taken to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment.

Gagnon was charged Wednesday afternoon with assault causing bodily harm.

The charge came after an investigation of the incident by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, which probes reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

The charge laid against Gagnon was recommended by Ian Scott, director of the SIU.

Gagnon is scheduled to appear before court on Nov. 6.

A spokesperson for Hamilton police could not be reached for comment, but officers facing criminal charges are placed on paid leave or assigned to duties that do not bring them into contact with the public.

The Hamilton Spectator

Trial for North Bay cop charged with choking wife set for spring

5:00 pm, November 6th, 2012

NORTH BAY, ON -- A North Bay police officer is scheduled to go to trial next year on charges of assaulting and choking his wife in June.

Const. Kris Corbeil, 33, has been suspended with pay since being charged with assault, choking, forcible confinement and public mischief on June 26.

Corbeil did not have to attend court Tuesday when his trial was set for two days beginning April 25.

He was granted bail June 29 with conditions to have no contact with his wife, to stay away from her residence and to have no access to their children without a third party. He is also not allowed to change his address or job without notifying police and is banned from possessing any firearms
Saskatoon cop charged with assaulting teen

Last Updated Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 4:57PM CST
A Saskatoon police officer is facing assault charges following the arrest of a 14-year-old boy.

The teen was allegedly struck in the face and pepper sprayed on May 27. He was spotted in the 1800 block of 20th Street West, where officers say he matched the description of a suspect in a different police investigation.

Police say the boy ran when the officer approached him. He was treated for soft tissue damage, then charged with resisting arrest, but released later that same day.

Const. Luke St. Onge, 26, is charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.

Police Chief Clive Weighill says the police service has internal checks and balances to deal with incidents like this one. "He was, as was recommended by Saskatchewan prosecutions, he was charged yesterday with both criminal offenses, and he was suspended from duty, with pay, for the next 30 days. We'll work our way through the legal process, he may be suspended further on from that as well."

St. Onge is to appear in Saskatoon provincial court Nov. 14.

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Preliminary hearing underway for Toronto cop charged in murder case

TORONTO, Ont. - A preliminary hearing was underway, Monday, to determine whether a Toronto police constable will stand trial for murder.

Const. David Cavanagh was part of the Toronto guns and gangs raid in Etobicoke in 2010, when he shot a 26-year-old man in the back. The man died later in hospital.

Const. Cavanaugh was first charged with manslaughter. Later, the province's Special Investigations Unit upgraded the charge to second-degree murder

This is believed to be the first time in history a Toronto police officer has been charged with murder in connection with an incident on the job

Hamilton cop charged in alleged holding cell assault

Thursday, September, 27, 2012

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has laid an assault charge against a Hamilton police officer in connection to an alleged altercation with a 16-year-old boy in a holding cell.

According to the SIU, the teen sustained a broken tooth and facial injuries after being arrested on July 22 and placed in the holding cell.

He was taken to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment.

Const. Ryan Gagnon is charged with assault causing bodily harm and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 6. The Ministry of Attorney General’s justice prosecutions branch will prosecute the charge.

The SIU is an arm’s-length civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault
Ont. cop charged with child prostitution, luring

CORNWALL, Ont. - A Cornwall, Ont., police officer has been charged with child luring and child prostitution.

Const. Pascal Rossignol appeared in a Quebec provincial court Friday.

After a two-year investigation by the Surete de Quebec, Rossignol was charged with invitation to sexual touching, child luring on the Internet and two counts of prostitution of a person under the age of 18.

Details of the alleged crimes have not been made public.

He has been on paid leave since Oct. 13, 2010, when a complaint was first made to the Cornwall Community Police Service.

Rossignol has been with the department since May 2007.

Cornwall still bears painful scars from similar sex cases involving authority figures in the city.

Several reports in the 1990s of historical sex abuse by priests, police and other officials in Cornwall unleashed a public inquiry into the possibility of a child-sex ring operating in the eastern Ontario city.

Dozens of charges were laid in the investigation, and a report found systemic failures to protect abused kids in the community, but in the end, police said they found no evidence of a pedophile ring.
Still unknown if Ottawa cop charged in cellblock sex assault will testify

6:08 pm, October 4th, 2012
Niagara cop charged with mischief

May was off duty at the time of the alleged incident on June 2.

He was charged with mischief under $5,000, theft under $5,000 and trespass by night

The allegations come at a time that’s seen a string of NRP officers charged with various offences.

Last week, a 16-year veteran of the service, Sgt. Cathy Edgecombe, was charged with impaired driving after a collision between a Chevrolet Avalanche and a motorcycle on Glenridge Ave.

The week before, the province’s Special Investigations Unit charged Const. Paul Zarafonitis, a 25-year veteran, with assault causing bodily harm relating to an altercation at Kool Katts Caribbean Restaurant in Niagara Falls.

In April, a decorated 13-year veteran, Geoffrey Purdie, was charged by the border enforcement security unit of Homeland Security with conspiracy to export controlled substances with intent to distribute them. Border enforcement officers in Buffalo reported seizing $580,000 of testosterone, steroids, Valium, Xanax and a growth hormone in Buffalo.

“As in all cases before the courts, we fully expect that the charges against Constable Jeffrey May will follow the appropriate investigative and judicial process and we will accept the eventual outcomes,” new Chief Jeff McGuire said in a statement.

“At the same time, the allegations of inappropriate conduct by our officers, either on or off duty, is very disturbing and will be thoroughly investigated. Allegations of criminal conduct on the part of any of our officers is not only disturbing to me, but also to the hard-working, dedicated men and women of the Niagara Regional Police Service.”

May, who lives in Hamilton, was previously charged in November 2010 with assault after an incident in St. Catharines. He received a peace bond in June 2011.

‘Hot cop’ OPP officer charged with theft, obstructing justice

An OPP officer dubbed “hot cop” on a reality TV show faces criminal charges after an internal investigation.

Const. Kara Darnley, 27, was suspended without pay after being charged Thursday with three counts of criminal breach of trust, obstructing justice, theft under $5,000 and possession under $5,000. Darnley’s charges were the result of an early-morning investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police professional standards bureau and Criminal Investigation branch.

Darnley, an officer with the Huronia West detachment for the last five years, appeared on Wipeout Canada, a TV show that pits contestants against each other in an array of obstacle courses. Near the start of the episode, Darnley dances in front of the camera in a police uniform with handcuffs as commentators call her “hot cop.”

Later in the show, Darnley says, “Prepare to be disciplined cause I’m gonna take you downtown.”

Darley’s bio on the show’s website says that she hates drinking water and that her fellow officers call her a “midget” at work because of her height.

She made it to the second round of the competition.

Darnley is scheduled to appear in a Collingwood court on Sept. 11
Peel Cop Charged

(MISSISSAUGA, ON) – The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the injury sustained by 49-year-old Thanh Huynh in a July 2012 incident in Mississauga. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

The SIU investigation determined that on July 7, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., an officer was traveling south on Tomken Road in an unmarked police vehicle. At the intersection of Tomken Road and Bloor Street, the officer’s vehicle collided with a vehicle operated by Mr. Huynh. Mr. Huynh was taken to the Mississauga Trillium Health Centre and diagnosed with a fractured left hand.

As a result of the SIU investigation, PRP Constable Ufuk Ciftci is facing one charge of Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm, contrary to s. 249(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
The officer is compelled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 7755 Hurontario Street in Brampton on October 23, 2012. The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution

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