OPP CHARGE THEIR OWN OFFICER

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(GUELPH, ON) – On June 5, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Professional Standards Bureau (PSB), with the assistance of West Region OPP Crime Unit, commenced an investigation following allegations of wrongdoing by one of their own members.

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As a result, Sergeant Shawn JONES, a 29 year member, currently serving at the Wellington County Detachment has been charged with:

  • Obstruct Justice, section 139 of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Breach of Trust, section 122 of the CC.

The officer has been suspended with pay.

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on August 28, 2018.

Source: OPP Media Release

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One Reply to “OPP CHARGE THEIR OWN OFFICER”

  1. For those with inquiring minds;

    139 (1) Every one who wilfully attempts in any manner to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice in a judicial proceeding,

    (a) by indemnifying or agreeing to indemnify a surety, in any way and either in whole or in part, or

    (b) where he is a surety, by accepting or agreeing to accept a fee or any form of indemnity whether in whole or in part from or in respect of a person who is released or is to be released from custody,

    is guilty of

    (c) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or

    (d) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

    Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Every one who wilfully attempts in any manner other than a manner described in subsection (1) to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

    Marginal note:Idem

    (3) Without restricting the generality of subsection (2), every one shall be deemed wilfully to attempt to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice who in a judicial proceeding, existing or proposed,

    (a) dissuades or attempts to dissuade a person by threats, bribes or other corrupt means from giving evidence;

    (b) influences or attempts to influence by threats, bribes or other corrupt means a person in his conduct as a juror; or

    (c) accepts or obtains, agrees to accept or attempts to obtain a bribe or other corrupt consideration to abstain from giving evidence, or to do or to refrain from doing anything as a juror.

    122 Every official who, in connection with the duties of his office, commits fraud or a breach of trust is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, whether or not the fraud or breach of trust would be an offence if it were committed in relation to a private person.

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