‘Tainted’ witness foils Crown’s case

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The trial of the Crown against OPP Constable, Glenn McLean, has the verdict in. Apparently the earlier questions from defence attorney Bruce Wilson, of the questionable relationship between the Crown and the star witness was enough cause for the Crown to agree to let McLean off the charges.

So McLean has been let off of all charges in his relationship with the Karen Querat case. Querat, also known as Karen Bedard, was arrested on November 20th, 2013 and pleaded guilty on August 8th, 2014 to charges of fraud over $5,000, actually $129,927.74. Querat, the former bookkeeper for Blind River’s Anishnabie Naadmaggi Gamig Substance Abuse Treatment Centre (ANGSAT), stole 20,000 bucks from the centre between August 2012 and January 2013.

The remaining $110,000 in misappropriated funds was embezzled after allegedly meeting her boyfriend, OPP Constable, Glenn McLean, on January 29th, 2013.

To get some more background about how the witness may have been ‘tainted’ to cause this verdict, please visit SaultOnline‘s earlier coverage.

What the Crown is going after now is allegations of stealing $44 in gas and an antiquated police breathalysing device that has no sale value.

The case is scheduled for the rest of the week if it takes that long.

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  1. The crown doesn’t want to piss off the other cops, probably a deliberate failure on his part.

    So I guess it’s back to work for another fine upstanding officer?

    Its getting harder and harder to tell whose the crook and who is the cop. Rember the G20?

    It’s high time these cops started wearing body cameras, everybody else is on camerea when they go to work. What makes them so special? If a grunt in combat can wear a body cam I’m sure the cops can manage.

    http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/04/16/phone-cameras-everywhere-stressing-out-police-says-edmonton-chief

    Comical
    Actually having to be accountable like the rest of us peons.

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