Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Police Inch Forward After CFN Pressure to Release Crime Info 101617

Cornwall Ontario – As many CFN viewers know we’ve been pushing the CCPS to be more accountable to the public, in particular, via the media.   With a per capita cost to taxpayers nearly on par with Toronto, and Cornwall’s tax rate already way too high, most residents want to know what they’re getting for their money.

Today, for the first time the police released their blotter with an addendum stating that there were 114 calls for service from Friday 6AM to Monday 6AM.

However they only published two items as we see below.

So for example, in our files, we have a historic case where a female lawyer who had had a domestic incident screamed bloody murder to another local media outlet and the police to muzzle any info of her issue.   Her family threatened allegedly to pull all advertising (and there’s a lot) if a peep was shared.     Another case had a high level hospital administrator get busted for DUI (she’s no longer with the hospital) and the OPP allegedly muzzled that charge from the media.  (as per a leak from the CCPS)

There are two main reasons for more disclosure from the CCPS and OPP locally, accountability to the public for quality of service, and for costing.    By refusing to give out more information there is potential for corruption and the optics of secrecy lead to conspiracies.

Justice is supposed to be blind and those outed in a police blotter should not be protected simply because they’re connected to any inner circles or families.

This improvement, as small as it is, is critical for true public safety in our community.

Today we’re asking you, our viewers, to click the donate button as we want to be able to expand our justice coverage including having coverage of our courts where judges and JP’s impact so many lives and abuses by some local crowns lead to costly and devastating consequences to people’s lives.     Journalism costs money.  If you like what you’re reading here please donate.    And please support our sponsors when you can!


WARRANT

Cornwall, ON – Jordyn Chandonnet, 26 of Cornwall was arrested on October 14th, 2017 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged the man breached his recognizance by not attending scheduled meetings and police were contacted to investigate. The man was spotted on October 14th, 2017, taken into custody on the strength of the warrant and held for a bail hearing.

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, THREATS, FORCIBLE CONFINEMENT

Cornwall, ON – A 31-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on October 15th, 2017 and charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, threats and forcible confinement. It is alleged on October 14th, 2017 the man prevented his common-law wife from leaving the residence as he sexually assaulted, assaulted and threatened her. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. The man was taken into custody during the investigation, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

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