When a police officer lies on the stand it is one of the most serious crimes in a Free country, and in Canada you can get 14 years in prison. The penalty may seem harsh, but only reflects the seriousness of this “Police State” behaviour. This must never be allowed to go unpunished, or anyone can be jailed for anything simply on a dirty cop’s word. From the reports WFP has received, this is common practice in Wingham.
Once an officer is proved to have lied on the stand once, it can be safely assumed that officer has done it countless times before, especially when done with such comfort. Nothing that officer has said, or will say in the future should be trusted. All cases the corrupt officer has testified or worked on should be closely reviewed or dismissed.
Chief Tim Poole’s 7 member police department, which charges 2X more per household than the OPP, is refusing to recuse the Wingham Police from investigating themselves and members of the police service board. Fun Fact: Wingham has one officer/90 acres.
If the Wingham police force is corrupt, they will fear scrutiny by any 3rd party that could hold it to account.
Clearly there are conflicts with the Wingham Police investigating themselves, and members of the police service board.
Chief Poole apparently does not think there are any conflicts, and therefore there is no need for the OPP to investigate the Wingham Police for alleged collusion, evidence tampering and perjury. Chief Poole refusing to recuse the Wingham Police from the investigation is effectively blocking the OPP from investigating them. The investigation would only take a matter of hours.
Chief Poole’s comment/threat of “WALK AWAY” to one of the victims clearly showed his inability to be impartial.
Mr. Poole should take his own words to heart, and “walk away” by recusing the Wingham Police from investigating themselves and the police service board.