A court of law has ruled that the Ottawa cops' treatment of Stacy Bonds was a travesty, and cited their "appalling behaviours." That's not a rumour or a bit of hearsay or an incomplete or biased newspaper account. It's a finding of fact by a judge.
Don't believe me? Read it here.
J Lajoie Decision
That makes for a prima facie case, at the very least, against these officers:
- Sergeant Steven Desjourdy. Not the first time he's been a bad boy, either.
- Constable Downey.
- Constable John Flores.
- Special Constable Melanie Morris.
So what, pray, is Ottawa Police Chief Vern White hoping to accomplish with his "internal investigation?" A judge has reviewed the evidence and issued a ruling. Or are police officers exempt from things like that?
Over to you, Ottawa Crown. Time to get your thumb out.
(h/t Alison at Creekside)