Franck Gervais Actually Busted by Ottawa Police Personating Public Officer #OPS NOV 15, 2014

opsCFN -As a result of the Ottawa Police investigation into allegations of a male portraying himself as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces on November 11 at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, the Ottawa Police Central District Investigations Unit has charged Franck GERVAIS, 32 years old of Cantley Quebec with the following:

–  1 count of Personating a Public Officer per section 130 (1)(a) Criminal Code

–  1 count of Personating a Public Officer (misleading use of badge, uniform) per section 130 (1)(b) Criminal Code

–  1 count of Unlawful Use of Military Uniforms per section 419 (a) Criminal Code

–  1 count of Unlawful Use of Military Decoration per section 419 (b) Criminal Code

Gervais attended the Ottawa Police station on November 15th. He was arrested, charged and released on a Recognizance and undertaking to appear in court on December 9, 2014.

The investigation into this matter remains ongoing.  

The Ottawa area man was also suspended from his job as well.


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  1. Yes, Harper has to go. I am not behind Harpoon Harper’s “tough on crime” agenda. I want them for a variety of reasons.

  2. Hugger: You “confused” the issues when you compared this “crime” to impersonating a police officer. No comparison by the way.

    Then you made them even more “confused” when you spoke about child murderers dressing up and impersonating someone else. SHEESH! Where did that come from?

    As Furtz said: Carry on!

  3. “Confused the issues?” So impersonating a soldier is okay? I don’t think so.

    If you don’t think child murderers would impersonate a soldier or police officer to get what they want you are mistaken.

    Carry on, eh!!

  4. Trevor, it seems that anyone with mental issues should be considered a potential child killer. Best to lock them all up as a precautionary measure.

  5. Yes Furtz, unfortunately, it would seem that way with many people. Just goes to show what level of ignorance and stigma still exists towards mental illness. Seems like no possibility for further rational debate on this subject.

  6. Jeez,,,, I was using a child murderer as an example.

  7. Hey Furtz do you have any information directly from the Conservations that specifically supports your claim that our government wishes to “get our incarceration rate up closer to US levels”?

  8. It has yet to be determined if Franck has a mental illness. Yes, there is ignorance and a stigma towards mental illness. Having had a depression a few times and anxiety constantly I can attest to that.

  9. David, I thought you were a follower of federal politics.

  10. Federal and politics in the same sentence? Isn’t that an oxymoron?

  11. How’s that Hugger? Government at any level is all about politics.

  12. Getting disillusioned by all politicians. Are there any honest ones left?

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    Hugger it’s never really about honesty. Some of the most effective and loved politicians historically were not honest.

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