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Durham Regional Police officer faces a charge of discreditable

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Georgetown, Canada

#1 Sep 10, 2013
TORONTO -- A Durham Regional Police officer faces a charge of discreditable conduct for a series of hate-filled e-mails sent to Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin.
Chief Mike Ewles has asked a senior OPP officer to conduct the Police Services Act hearing next month into "inappropriate tweets" by a member of the force.

Marin tweeted Monday that it was not made clear to him why a criminal investigation into the officer's actions was ruled out by Durham police.

"Criminal defamation, breach of trust, hate propaganda...," Marin said, reeling off a list of potential criminal charges. "Police investigating police. Nuff said."

An individual self-identified as "JoeMayo" tweeted on Aug. 8 that the ombudsman was a card-carrying member of al-Qaida and a "d-----bag."

The messages were sent to Marin just prior to a media conference where he announced his office would review provincial use-of-force training guidelines for officers in the wake of the fatal police shooting of a knife-armed teenager on a TTC streetcar.

Marin originally identified the officer as Durham Regional Police Det.-Const. Scott Dennis, but later apologized when it became known that another officer had impersonated Dennis to set up the Twitter.

Marin appeared unimpressed with the Durham police decision to call the messages "inappropriate tweets," suggesting they were defamatory, bigoted and hateful.

The officer facing disciplinary charges has not been publicly identified and continues to work in a non-supervisory role on a different assignment, police said
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