In a previous news article, Police Chief Scott Fraser had allegations made against him that he was intoxicated in public; more information has surfaced with reference to events leading to said encounter.
The following recording was sent to us by OPP Officer Jason REDMOND, who can be heard verbally attacking Chief FRASER; both men were off duty at the time of the event. It is not known if Redmond was employed by the OPP at the time of the attack, only that he indicates in the video that he is.
Fraser can be heard trying to deescalate Redmond’s belligerent encounter. It is disconcerting that a member of an esteemed Police Service, such as the OPP, would demonstrate total disregard for due process and decidedly launch into his own vigilante attack on a fellow Officer (and) Chief of the Local police service. As Peel’s Principle states “The Police are the People and the People are the Police”; we should all feel safe and secure to enjoy the city in which we live and protect. No exceptions.
Ontario is currently the only province in Canada where officers facing charges must be suspended with pay until they resign, are terminated or are reintegrated. These processes can take up to several years. Based on a National Post study in 2015, Ontario taxpayers were on the hook for $21,946.73 in salaries for suspended officers, or 8 million dollars a year.
The audio above speaks for itself.
175 (1) Every one who
- (a)not being in a dwelling-house, causes a disturbance in or near a public place,
- (i)by fighting, screaming, shouting, swearing, singing or using insulting or obscene language,
- (ii)by being drunk, or
- (iii)by impeding or molesting other persons,
- (b)openly exposes or exhibits an indecent exhibition in a public place,
- (c)loiters in a public place and in any way obstructs persons who are in that place, or
- (d) disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in a public place or who, not being an occupant of a dwelling-house comprised in a particular building or structure, disturbs the peace and quiet of the occupants of a dwelling-house comprised in the building or structure by discharging firearms or by other disorderly conduct in any part of a building or structure to which, at the time of such conduct, the occupants of two or more dwelling-houses comprised in the building or structure have access as of right or by invitation, express or implied, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction