Bylaw officer who blew past school bus may avoid police charges

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Cornwall Community Police Service.

CORNWALL, Ontario - No charges have been laid against a city bylaw enforcement employee who allegedly drove past a school bus which had its lights flashing and "stop" arm down - and the driver could escape such punishment completely.

The Cornwall Community Police Service today said the decision not to lay charges came after a "full investigation."

"At this point there is a lack of evidence to proceed (with charges)," said Const. Dan Cloutier. "Therefore the investigation is under abeyance until more evidence becomes available."

This comes in spite of the fact that a video of the incident has been circulated, and the driver has admitted to the infraction.

Cloutier said that given the attention the matter has drawn, the service is doing its best to assure that it is dealt with accordingly.

The alleged infraction on Ninth Street just west of Pitt Street last month was captured on video by a resident. The video was posted on the internet.

City hall said the driver admitted his error and was disciplined. Citing confidentiality rules, the punishment has not been made public.

CAO Norm Levac said the city notified police soon after the bylaw office became aware of the alleged incident.

Organizations: Cornwall Community Police Service

Geographic location: Ontario, Ninth Street, Pitt Street

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  • matt
    June 04, 2014 - 15:19

    the only difference is the badge, it bypass everything!!

  • Sylvie
    June 03, 2014 - 23:13

    It's a law for everyone should get what any another person would get if they did the same working for the city does not exempt them from same punishment

  • yvon
    June 03, 2014 - 17:05

    I know accidents happen n sometimes it's nice to get a chance. But it seems to be that police n governments n everything affiliated with them get too many chances. To do the opposite of what you preach I say.

  • Tammy
    June 03, 2014 - 07:53

    another prime example of why people don't trust!