Peel Police - Peel Regional Police Officer Sentenced

Posted on Monday September 14, 2015

Peel – Peel Regional Police, with the assistance of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, conducted a five month investigation into a series of suspicious motor vehicle collisions that occurred in 2010.

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, investigators from the Internal Affairs Bureau arrested and charged Peel Regional Police Constable Carlton WATSON with 45 counts of Fraud, Obstruct Justice and Breach of Trust.

Following a lengthy criminal trial Constable Watson was convicted on 42 of the 45 criminal counts.

Today, Monday September 14, 2015, Constable Watson was sentenced to a period of five years incarceration by Justice Sproat.

As a result of the custodial sentence, Constable Carlton WATSON has been suspended without pay. Chief Evans will be seeking the officer’s dismissal from the police service.

In response to today’s sentence Chief Evans stated: “I want to assure the community that I take allegations of misconduct very seriously and hold officers accountable for their actions. As a result of this conviction and custodial sentence, I will be seeking his dismissal from this police service.”

For media inquiries, please contact Staff Sergeant Daniel Richardson of Corporate Communications, at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4010.

 

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