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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Alfa, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Jan 14, 2003
    117 y/o from The Netherlands

    Despite Drug Addiction And Abuse Of Position

    A Toronto drug cop who became a cocaine addict and gave drugs to an
    informant has struck a "last chance" deal to keep his job. But in
    order to keep his badge, Toronto Police Det.-Const. Robert Patrick
    Kelly will surrender his gun, submit to random drug and psychiatric
    tests and accept a demotion that would result in a significant pay
    cut, says a joint submission filed yesterday at a Toronto Police
    tribunal hearing.

    The defence and prosecution submission was given to tribunal head
    Supt. Tony Warr yesterday moments after Kelly pleaded guilty to two
    counts of misconduct under the Police Services Act.


    Kelly told Warr he never intended to bring the Police Service into
    disrepute and he is still a "proud member" and "a man very full of

    Kelly was arrested Nov. 16, 2001 by an RCMP-led special task force
    probing drug squad corruption after the informant complained Kelly had
    threatened his life over an unpaid $25,000 gambling debt.

    Kelly, 39, was earlier given a suspended sentence by Justice Ian Cowan
    March 4 after pleading guilty to two criminal charges of possession of

    Kelly's guilty pleas yesterday acknowledge he gave the informant 3.15
    grams of cocaine Nov. 9, 2001 and in the days leading up to his arrest
    used a police cellphone to get more cocaine for their joint use.

    An agreed statement of facts filed at the hearing yesterday reiterated
    defence lawyer Peter Brauti's submissions at Kelly's criminal hearing
    that Kelly slipped into cocaine addiction in the late '90s after the
    death of his father, the shooting of a colleague and the collapse of a
    common-law relationship.


    Toronto Police had initially sought to fire Kelly.

    But prosecutor Staff Insp. George Cowley said yesterday's "last chance
    agreement" was a "balance" reached after "a lot of thought and a lot
    of work."

    Cowley said Kelly's early guilty plea to the criminal charges and his
    "substantial rehabilitation" efforts -- some 300 to 400 hours of
    counselling -- supported a deal.

    "It is believed that ... Kelly should have the opportunity to
    resurrect his career. If his job performance is evaluated favourably,
    it is intended that he will be afforded all regular opportunities to
    progress through the ranks."

    Cowley said a medical assessment of Kelly from last week found him

    free of drugs, "fit to return to work" and "well on his way to recovery."
  2. airmax95

    airmax95 Newbie

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    Jul 4, 2004
    What a lucky bastard. However, I do wonder if he will be blacklisted within the police force. That kind of thing follows you around for years and years.

    On a related topic, the police force is unusually lax on criminal behavior. I read article in the LA times a few years back that said that individuals with an extension criminal record were allowed on the force. Crimes included assault, possesion, possesion with intent to sell, robbery, etc... According to the article, individuals were eligible to apply after 2-5 years after the offense, depending on the offense.
  3. str8ballin

    str8ballin Silver Member

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    Oct 17, 2003
    from U.S.A.
    Anybody see or hear that ex-cop on the Howard Stern show talkin about smokin crack while on duty and shit? And his gf is a rich 9/11 widow.

    Anyway,I'm sure there are alot of cops out there that make busts and just pocket the shit,take it home,and do it up.I'd be doing the same shit too if I were a cop.heh
  4. airmax95

    airmax95 Newbie

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    Jul 4, 2004
    Dude, remember the recent Rampart police scandal in LA. Those f**king pigs were practically gangsters themselves. They were slanging shit they confiscated, they had people executed, and they punked real gangsters.
  5. manda

    manda Palladium Member

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    Feb 7, 2004
    It's not right for them to use, or be drunka lot- they should be held to a higher standard..If they can't practice the laws they enforce, they shouldn't be able to arrest people. f**kkers!!!
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    f**kin cops man, that kinda shit isnt cool.