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NEWS > 20 August 2006

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Two cops suspended for abusing
The Quebec Police Ethics Committee has handed down 60-day suspensions without pay the maximum possible under the law to two Montreal police officers who falsely accused a 21-year-old man who was so traumatized by their behaviour, he abandoned his own police training.

In a May 16 decision, the committee ruled Constable Nicolas Morin violated the police ethics code when he used excessive force during an altercation with David Simard and later made unjus... Read more

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Special prosecutor asked to ta

A special prosecutor has been requested to handle a case involving a Fairview Heights police officer.

The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit began investigating the unidentified officer in connection with an alleged criminal action against a woman who works in the St. Clair County state's attorney's office.

State's Attorney Robert Haida said he asked that a prosecutor from the Appellate Prosecutor's Office handle the case because of the conflict of interest.

"An allegation of criminal conduct by another person was made by one of my employees," Haida said.

He declined to elaborate on the nature of the allegations.

The officer was placed on administrative leave with pay while the Public Integrity Unit investigated, said Fairview Heights Police Chief Ed Delmore. He declined to elaborate.

No information was released about the victim.

The Illinois State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's office routinely handles appeals of cases for local prosecutors and steps in when local prosecutors have conflicts of interest in cases. Counties pay the Appellate Prosecutor's Office an annual fee of $30,000 for such services.
 

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