OPP officer pleads guilty to misconduct, granted absolute discharge – Toronto Star

OPP officer pleads guilty to misconduct, granted absolute discharge – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 202159 Views

Sept. 27, 2021

A Lambton County OPP officer plead guilty in Sarnia Superior Court Friday to misusing his power by performing numerous unauthorized searches of personal information while on the job.

Craig Johnston, 34, entered his plea remotely by video before Justice Michael McArthur. He received an absolute discharge, meaning he avoids a criminal record and still has a chance of returning to active duty one day.

Johnston’s ordeal is far from over though as he still faces a Police Services Act prosecution to decide the future of his employment with the OPP. Johnston has been suspended with pay since February 2018 after his infractions were discovered.

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