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High Ranking Police Folk Allegedly Behaving Badly

It's OK, he only tortured people a little bit ;)

Peel police chief met Sri Lankan officer a court says ‘participated’ in torture​

The head of one of Canada’s largest police forces met with a Sri Lankan inspector general of police who two weeks earlier had been found by the South Asian country’s highest court to have “participated in the torture” of an arrested man.

Photos published by Sri Lankan media, including the Ceylon Today, an English-language daily newspaper, show Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah in uniform posing alongside senior Sri Lankan officers on Dec. 29, 2023 at police headquarters in the capital Colombo – a visit a Peel police spokesperson says Global Affairs Canada and the RCMP had been made aware of ahead of time.

One of the law enforcement officials in the photos was the inspector-general of Sri Lankan police, Deshabandu Tennakoon, who earlier that month was ordered to pay compensation for taking part in “mercilessly” beating a man.

Not looking good:

OPP reviewing actions of officer who provided protester with security info of Prime Minister

By Lucas Casaletto and Cormac MacSweeney

Posted April 26, 2024 11:36 am.

Last Updated April 26, 2024 11:51 am.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reviewing the actions of one of their officers who gave security information about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a protester and expressed his support for the demonstrators.

In a video that has surfaced online, an officer tells the protester which route Trudeau’s motorcade is taking and agrees with the protestor’s comments describing the federal government’s bail policies as “catch and release.”

The incident happened on Wednesday, April 25, in Alliston, Ont., where Trudeau spoke alongside Premier Doug Ford to announce a project to build Honda’s electric vehicle battery plant.

“Can you do me a favour? I am on board with you guys, just no profanity,” the officer tells the protester.

In a statement, the OPP says it is aware of the video circulating online, noting that it raises concerns about professionalism and depicts opinions not in line with the force’s values.

“The OPP respects everyone’s right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. OPP also recognizes the rights of the general public, local residents and elected officials to a safe environment,” the statement reads.

“The OPP wants to assure the public that this matter is being taken seriously and is currently under review.”

Trudeau touched on the OPP investigation, saying he will let the review play out.

“I emphasize and understand the right to protest is really important,” Trudeau said. “In a democracy, your freedom to disagree with the government is something we perhaps take for granted here in Canada.”

Trudeau added that politicians must be careful not to “feed into divisions amongst Canadians.”

“Anyone who wants to be Prime Minister of this country needs to be clear with Canadians about whose votes he wants and who he stands with,” Trudeau said. “If Pierre Poilievre wanted to be a responsible leader, this is what he should say. ‘I reject categorically the endorsement and the support of Diagolon and of Alex Jones.'”

Diagolon is a Canadian alt-right organization conceived by podcaster Jeremy MacKenzie.

Not looking good:


But entirely consistent, it seems ;)

RCMP feared that Mounties might leak operational plans to convoy protesters: documents​

'The potential exists for serious insider threats,' says a Feb. 10 advisory​

The RCMP feared that serving Mounties sympathetic to the convoy protest against pandemic measures in Ottawa earlier this year might leak operational plans to protesters, says an internal threat advisory obtained by CBC News.

"The potential exists for serious insider threats," says the Feb. 10 advisory from the RCMP's ideologically motivated criminal intelligence team.
"Those who have not lost their jobs but are sympathetic to the movement and their former colleagues may be in a position to share law enforcement or military information to the convoy protests."

The document, obtained by CBC News through an access to information request, shows the RCMP worried that some of their own might co-operate with the protesters who barricaded streets in downtown Ottawa for weeks.

It was well-documented during the protests that some key convoy supporters had previous ties to law enforcement — among them a former RCMP officer who was on the prime minister's security detail and a former military intelligence officer.

That sparked concerns within the RCMP's ideologically motivated criminal intelligence unit about convoy participants getting an inside track on how police operate.

"Convoy supporters formerly employed in law enforcement and the military have appeared alongside organizers and may be providing them with logistical and security advice, which may pose operational challenges for law enforcement should policing techniques and tactics be revealed to convoy participants,'' says the unit's advisory.

Meanwhile, concerns at not enough scalps being taken ...

B.C. police are rarely charged for killing or harming civilians. A watchdog wants prosecutors' choices reviewed.​

B.C.'s police watchdog wants a review of how prosecutors handle cases where officers kill or seriously harm members of the public, saying low rates of charges and convictions are casting doubt on the province's system of accountability.

Ronald MacDonald, the head of the Independent Investigations Office of B.C., notes that recent decisions not to prosecute any of the officers involved in the deaths of Indigenous victims Jared Lowndes and Dale Culver have been met with public outcry and demands for change from still-grieving families.

Zero convictions in contested cases​

Since the IIO was founded in 2012, MacDonald said, no officer who has contested a charge has ever been convicted.

"With numbers like that over a period of time – not just one case, not just two cases, but over a period of time – it's understandable that the public might have issues," MacDonald said.

"In order to maintain the public's faith in our system of accountability, where necessary, we think it's important to be transparent that we recognize there might be a problem."

Police officers have been convicted after IIO investigations. There are cases in which charges have been approved and guilty pleas have been entered. However, MacDonald says those cases have in his experience, been "almost exclusively" related to driving offences or violations of the Motor Vehicle Act.

And that just because a situation is ugly and the public doesn't like it doesn't mean a police officer has committed a crime in lawfully using force? Yup.
Winnipeg enters the chat:

A few years ago a 16 year old was killed by a WPS member. The 16 year old female was attempting to run down a WPS officer with a stolen SUV.

She had been involved with criminal activity in that a bunch of them would invade MLCC stores and openly steal liquor. In fact mom of 16 year old openly put an order in on line - or so it has been said.
The cry from the activist Indigenous community was "racist cops". The IIU investigated and I am sure they exonerated the police.
Should this not be viewed as a success story? That Police in BC generally do things right?
Or the other way of looking at it is they don't want to persecute officers who have wrongfully killed someone. There are cases like Greg Matters (a CAF vet) who was shot by police on his rural property. They claimed he raised a hatchet and they shot him in the chest. Coroners report said he was shot in the back twice. The inquest still decided to not press charges on the RCMP officers involved.

When it is such a obvious lie, it makes me doubt the officers testimony completely. It also makes me question the impartialness and quality of the inquest. The only reason for such a obvious lie is to cover your ass, as why else would it be so far off from the truth?
It sounds like the Director is complaining that the courts are not willing to cooperate, and he's setting up some groundwork for asking the government to give the IIO termination powers or something similar. 'Blast those courts and their silly rules'.

In what jurisdiction does an inquest prefer criminal charges?
Anybody else NEVER HEARD of Diagolon until hearing about it in the news, extremely recently?