Historical Sexual Charges Against Former Kingston Police Officer JIM LINDSAY #SIU July 24, 2015

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a former police officer with the Kingston Police Service committed criminal offences against a young person in the 1980s. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the retired officer.

The SIU was contacted by KPS on December 8, 2014 regarding complaints of a sexual nature against an officer, which were alleged to have taken place in the 1980s.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Mr. Bruce (Jim) Lindsay is facing the following Criminal Code of Canadacharges:

  • Two counts of Gross Indecency, contrary to section 157
  • Three counts of Sexual Assault, contrary to sections 246.1(1) and 271
  • One count of Invitation Sexual Touching, contrary to section 141
  • One count of Indecent Act, contrary to section 169(2)
  • Two counts of Sexual Exploitation, contrary to sections 146(1) and 153(1)

Mr. Lindsay is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 279 Wellington Street in Kingston on September 3, 2015. The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.


  1. When is he going to court in Ottawa?

  2. Why dont we hear anything about this? You hear about anyone else who does a serious crime.
    Is this beong hush hush becaise hes an ex kingston cop??
    He needs to do time for his dirty crome!!!
    Someone let us know what he gets please.

  3. Jim…as far as I can tell this case is still ongoing. The SIU issues press releases when investigations are complete. The initial press release is on the SIU website, but no mention of a completion of investigation.

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    Actually Hugger the SIU does in fact not always do so.

  5. When it comes to cops everything is hidden. They sure do the crimes, they sure do drive drunk, they sure do fornicate in the cruisers at the back of businesses in the evenings, they sure do take drugs. I can go on and on and on like the eveready bunny. We have friends who had a pizza business and they knew and saw it all. Cornhole is full of skeletons in the cop department and all hidden.

  6. As I said “as far as I can tell this case is still ongoing.” If the SIU chooses not to report findings in all cases that may be why they are under review AGAIN. Jules, this is a case about a ex-Kingston officer, not Cornwall.

  7. I remember when my husband was on taxi here in Ottawa way back in the 70’s and early 80’s and he was friends with some of the RCMP and knew all about a lot of them. So much is hidden from the public like you wouldn’t believe. These cops were breaking all the laws just like the others. One man supplied the RCMP with “Lebanese Gold” aka “hashish” – none were innocent.

  8. Hugger I know that it is a Kingston cop but I made comparisons that in Cornhole everything is hidden from the public and the same here in Ottawa because there was a write up about hiding things about the cops involved in the death of that Somali man. Yes cops hide everything on the public to protect themselves from their wrong doings.

  9. Have you ever heard the expression innocent until found guilty? Far from keeping it quiet this was all over the front pages of the KIngston Whig Standard, showing the officer in full uniform, after 33 years of service he deserves better.

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