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What's going on with this OPP officer? Minden Ontario

OPP officer around Minden Ontario... it happened September last year.

The officer is being recorded, and eventually slaps the phone off the motorist's hands. Hard. Twice.

Officer doesn't like being recorded. He knows he cannot stop it, but he really hates it.

At the end, no ticket was given. But the phone was broken.

Formal complain was filed, the OPP did nothing...

The title of the video says everything, "You Couldn't Treat A Man This Way Without The Badge"

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You don't fight the charges on the spot. You fight it in court.
Being an @sshole to the cop will not do you good. Don't walk within an arm's reach to the cop unless you are being requested to do so.
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BDSL wrote: You don't fight the charges on the spot. You fight it in court.
Being an @sshole to the cop will not do you good. Don't walk within an arm's reach to the cop unless you are being requested to do so.
I agree with you. BUT the cop is the one who got close.

45 second of the video, motorist is making video of the plate.
He turns around, and now cop is right behind him.

Cops hit him. Phone goes flying.

The motorist is 'known to the police' (conviction for growing cannabis before it became legal).

Cop should not be doing his job based on grudges.
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In situation like this, you keep the camera rolling and smile as you are about to get a huge payday from the taxpayers of Ontario.
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er34er34 wrote: In situation like this, you keep the camera rolling and smile as you are about to get a huge payday from the taxpayers of Ontario.
Unfortunately, there is no payday in Ont (or anywhere in Canada).

https://thehighlander.ca/2020/09/25/man ... isconduct/
Snelgrove said he submitted a complaint to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), an independent civilian agency that addresses public complaints against police.


Close to 1 year later, nothing.
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Can't you sue the officer in small claims court for the price of the phone that was damaged as well as 'emotional distress'?

An honest question.
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kr0zet wrote: Can't you sue the officer in small claims court for the price of the phone that was damaged as well as 'emotional distress'?

An honest question.
Destruction of property - mischief to property under $5000
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kr0zet wrote: Can't you sue the officer in small claims court for the price of the phone that was damaged as well as 'emotional distress'?

An honest question.
I do not know for sure. Technically yes, but I have never heard of anyone doing it.

I understand judges in ontario can say "I don't have jurisdiction over this matter" and then you would be forced to search for other court (criminal?).

In other words, an action in small claims court against the OPP may be "bounced off" by the court, redirected to other places.

And that is the problem. There is no accountability. And too much power in the hands of people who misuse it on a regular basis.
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Looks like they have a long history that this video doesn't display.
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Isnt it illegal to record a person without their consent?
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prod wrote: Isnt it illegal to record a person without their consent?
Public place. Nothing you can do.
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prod wrote: Isnt it illegal to record a person without their consent?
It is not illegal to film the police. Sure they'd like you to believe it is illegal, that way the bad apple cops can continue to be rotten.
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In a public place, there is no expectation of privacy.

Media lawyer Peter Jacobsen, board member for the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, explains:

"Yes, it’s legal to record police officers in Canada
There is no law prohibiting taking video of uniformed police and, in fact, Pen Canada states that officers who prevent people from recording them are violating charter rights.


As long as you aren’t interfering with a police officer’s duties, you’re within your rights to film or take photos, Jacobsen said. Obstructing an officer is a criminal charge and may lead to jail time or a fine. Stopping an arrest or destroying evidence would also fall under this."
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oilerfan89 wrote: Looks like they have a long history that this video doesn't display.
Exactly....people post on social media a 5 min video clip but don't show the entire 15-20min footage.
Context is missing here.

That is why I am skeptic about things I see on social media....
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motomondo wrote: Unfortunately, there is no payday in Ont (or anywhere in Canada).

https://thehighlander.ca/2020/09/25/man ... isconduct/



Close to 1 year later, nothing.
Not enough racist remarks or deaths by rcmp or local police to have huge impact like our southern friends across the border.

Last one was over 10 years ago with the stapler incident and result was undisclosed settlement and rcmp who used taser went to jail.
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LoANeal wrote: Never argue and always be polite and you won't have any issues. Argue in court.
Exactly. I don't get why people keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
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er34er34 wrote: In situation like this, you keep the camera rolling and smile as you are about to get a huge payday from the taxpayers of Ontario.
In what dreamland do you live in?
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mxthor3 wrote: In what dreamland do you live in?
Some dreamworld where people get paid in a lawsuit after being complete cucks to the cops. Face With Tears Of Joy I was honestly hoping the cop would slap him around a bit after listening to the audio.

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