In the Vancouver Sun this morning, Page A16, there is an article written by Rochelle Baker. It's about a wayward "Abbotsford police officer who was disciplined for paying for sex". The Vancouver Sun, news media in general, do NOT give links to their sources, publicly-paid-for-sources. If they did, they would be the FIRST news media to do so...... and garner a market of the ever curious reading public.
The officer ----- was not named in the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner's (OPPC) 2011 report released Tuesday ----- committed the transgression on June 25, 2010.
The officer was also ordered to attend john school, a program that educates those who purchase sex about the effects of exploiting females engaged in prostitution. The officer also had to take additional ethics training and work under close supervision for a year.
"As soon as we learned of it, we initiated the investigation and contacted the OPCC to oversee it and determine if there was any misconduct," said MacDonald. The officer can not be named for privacy reasons because no criminal charges was laid, he said.SNIP
So there you have it, a law officer, (and teachers), are held to a higher standard, enacted by the Government of BC, but a high flying Premier Office staff member, just walks away. One set of remedial treatments is required of law enforcers (and teachers), while political Order in Council appointees walk free, less a job, simply because of the damaged optics of how the public would perceive a premier politician with the impending provincial election just around the corner on the Calendar.
There is one common thread, there's no mention of whether the victims were interviewed in either instances, therefore no criminal charges are laid against those who crossed the line. The information presented to the Public via the OPCC is thorough, the same can't be said about Christy Clark's handling of her Chief of Staff "resignation". Not a shred of the Incident is recorded!
For the Abbotsford Police Officer:
Substantiated AllegationsIf you're looking for this particular incident in the OPCC Annual Report for 2011 Page 43 of 58
(Concluded between January 1stand December 31st, 2011)
Abbotsford Police Department
The officer while off duty attended a common bawdy house and paid money for sex.
Defaults: Discreditable Conduct
Date of Incident: June 25, 2010
Ordered Investigation – Request by Dept
OPCC File 2010-5659
o Attend and successfully complete an approved program designed to expose offenders to the impacts of exploiting females through prostitution;
o Attend and successfully complete approved ethics training;
o Suspended without pay for 2 days (20 hours); and
o Work under close supervision for a period of 1 year
If you're looking for all of the Annual Reports from the OPCC
There is this though, the Statistics pages:
5 of 58, 9 of 58, 31 of 58, 31 To 58
Abbotsford 92 Pop. 170,191 % of Pop. .05
Central Saanich 12 Pop. 15,936 % of Pop. .08
Delta 80 Pop. 99,863 % of Pop. .08
Nelson 16 Pop. 10,230 % of Pop. .16
New Westminster 60 Pop. 65,976 % of Pop. .09
Oak Bay 5 Pop. 18,015 % of Pop. .02
Port Moody 21 Pop. 32,975 % of Pop. .06
Saanich 61 Pop. 109,752 % of Pop. .06
Stl'atl'imx 1 Pop. 4,000 % of Pop. .03
Vancouver 560 Pop. 603,502 % of Pop. .09
Victoria 103 Pop. 80,032 % of Pop. .13
West Vancouver 38 Pop. 44,000 % of Pop. .08
Nelson and Victoria are the surpises, eh, but Abbotsford, since 2006 has increased by six fold, whereas Vancouver has "only" DOUBLED.
Note as to the ABC acronyms:
Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia (OCABC)
South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Police Service (SCBCTAPS)