‘Ottawa’ Fourth Officer Pleads Guilty in Ghost Warning Ticket Probe
A fourth Ottawa police officer has pleaded guilty to misconduct after an internal probe into widespread faked traffic warnings at the force.
Const. Clinton Danson, a west division officer employed by the force since 2009, pleaded guilty to discreditable conduct in September of this year. Last week, he was sentenced to a four-month demotion to second-class constable.
Between May and July 2015, Danson failed to deliver to drivers a total of five warnings that he issued in the police system. The warnings ought to have been delivered to three different drivers on three different dates. In all of the cases, other legitimate warnings were delivered to the drivers.
Danson didn’t warn verbally or in writing a driver whose licence plate was not visible after a May motor vehicle collision, though he did issue the warning in the police system. The same occurred in June after he stopped a speeder.