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A black York Region officer faces Police Act charges for not investigating racial taunts thrown at him.
Const. Dameian Muirhead, 33, is charged with three counts of misconduct for his handling of a farm party turned ugly, where he was allegedly subjected to repeated racial slurs and told, “I would love to see that guy hanging from a tree.
he disciplinary panel heard from the man who lodged the complaint against the officer, Rheal Duguay, 41. Things got particularly ugly when Duguay’s $400 leather jacket fell from his motorcycle to the ground during the plate check and Muirhead ignored Duguay’s order to “Pick up my (expletive) jacket!”
Muirhead’s written defence said partygoers hurled racial taunts including comments on the darkness of his skin and “I would love to see that guy hanging from a tree.”
Duguay stressed at the hearing there was nothing racial about his anger toward Muirhead. “There’s no racism,” he testified. “I’m married to an Asian lady. My kids are half-Asian.”
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I guess this is one to remember when Cops go enforcing things that seem so patently ridiculous as to leave us with a brain freeze moment.
Apparently, if they don't put on the clown hat to go be idiots about enforcing things that just make problems worse...THEY pay a price for it.
What happened to Officer discretion? If he didn't feel victimized who has the right to TELL him he was victimized and wrong for not going to make criminals out of some loud mouth punks? Crazy times...
Things got particularly ugly when Duguay’s $400 leather jacket fell from his motorcycle to the ground during the plate check and Muirhead ignored Duguay’s order to “Pick up my (expletive) jacket!”
“He just ignored me,” Duguay said. “It’s not a professional manner. . . I pay taxes. I deserve to be treated like a human.”
Betty asked Duguay what sort of example he was setting for his 8-year-old daughter by swearing and yelling at a police officer in front of her.
“He gets paid to do a job,” Duguay replied. “So it’s up to him.
“He’s a police officer. He’s supposed to set examples.”
“Was there any damage to the jacket?” Betty asked.
“No, just dirt,” Duguay replied.