2 Canadian police officers slapped with misconduct charges after donating $50 or less to Freedom Convoy
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Two Windsor police officers in Windsor, Ontario are facing misconduct charges after allegedly donating $50 or less to the Freedom Convoy. Canadian Truckers which attracted international attention earlier this year.
According to the Windsor Star, Constables Jason Michael Briscoe and Brooke Fazekas were slapped with allegations of conduct reprehensible under Ontario’s Police Services Act. Briscoe appeared for a zoom hearing on Monday.
Briscoe and Fazekas’ names reportedly appeared on a convoy. The donor list that was hacked. And leaked last winter.
The caravan, which blocked traffic in the Canadian capital Ottawa for weeks to protest the national vaccine mandate, also blocked key US-Canada border crossings, including the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan. Is.
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In a message attached to his alleged donation, Briscoe He thanked his fellow Canadians. “To fight for freedom at the base of Sauron’s tower,” a reference to the dispersed source of evil and oppression in JRR Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” novels.
After an investigation by the Windsor Police Service’s Professional Standards Branch, the department disciplined a civilian employee with a one-day suspension without pay.
In a statement provided to Fox News Digital, Deputy Chief Frank Providenti said:Windsor Police Condemns the actions of two sworn members and a civil servant who donated to support the Freedom Convoy that blocked access to the Ambassador Bridge earlier this year.”
“We hold our members to the highest standards of conduct, and those who fail to uphold those standards must be held accountable for their behavior. Illegal crossings at our nation’s busiest border crossing. By choosing to support the shutdown, these members showed complete disregard for us. The city’s economy and reputation, as well as the safety of their colleagues who were dealing with a volatile situation,” Providence added. said
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The deputy chief added that the Windsor Police Department “condemns the actions of two sworn members and a civilian employee who donated to support the Freedom Convoy that blocked access to the Ambassador Bridge earlier this year.” “
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Canada and its political leadership made international headlines and faced widespread scrutiny for the crackdown on the truck convoy. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau An emergency act was called to quell the protests, which opened the door for the government to seize property and freeze the bank accounts of those involved.