CORNWALL Ontario – So the question today is why won’t the Cornwall Community Police proceed with my complaint against Michael Bedard?
Mr. Bedard made clearly false claims in February 2014 that I’d made threatening phone calls to him which resulted in my eventually being charged by police.
The claim was that I made phone calls from my old phone number at certain times and for certain duration with Mr. Bedard claiming that I spoke to him uttering threats.
Bell telephone production orders showed that I never made those phone calls.
I was charged, finger printed, smeared in the police blotter, and then two crowns refused to drop the charges or investigate what really happened after the production order was issued. Essentially I went through fourteen months that no innocent person should go through.
In 2015 can people really make false claims with no punishment? When Traci Trottier tried something similar not once, but twice, making false claims against me CCPS officers asked for me to not press a charge. This was not the case. In those instances I wasn’t arrested and smeared as I was in this instance.
After having my charges dropped I called the CCPS and spoke with a dispatcher who actually wanted the original arresting officer to contact me! When I said that was not really practical in this situation she said she’d have to speak to someone. Days later I called again and spoke with dispatch. Nada. And it’s an easy charge(s) to lay as it’s all in the police report and disclosure. The evidence is all there.
Last week I spoke with one Diane Fortin who eventually gave me the name of an officer that was supposed to contact me. That officer never did.
The day that Michael Bedard contacted CCPS I was phoned by Cst Casey MacGregor within hours. That means that the complaint was investigated and processed almost immediately.
We don’t live in a perfect world, but justice is supposed to be blind and applied evenly. In this instance Mr. Bedard’s charge if laid would not match what I experienced, but my complaint should be processed and he should be charged.
After all, anyone that would make a claim that someone spent 17 seconds on a call to say two words in the first place should have been questioned on the spot by police as that donkey simply doesn’t fly, but for the CCPS and two crowns it was worthy of publishing in the police blotter and arresting someone.
It’s time Chief Parkinson for the CCPS to do the right thing and fully investigate and hold those accountable for this debacle of injustice. This should never happen in our city again.
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