Archive for Police Representation

What counts as police misconduct?

In Ontario, police officers and chiefs of police must abide by the Code of Conduct. Failure to do so can result in misconduct proceedings. The Code of Conduct sets out several types of misconduct: Discreditable conduct. This encompasses behavior like…

What are the penalties for police misconduct?

Before a police officer can be sanctioned for misconduct or unsatisfactory work performance under Ontario’s Police Services Act, a hearing must be held. The complaint must be proven “on clear and convincing evidence”. If the complaint is substantiated, then a…