Ottawa police officer who threatened to feed tenant “to the fish” demoted for one yr


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The subsequent day, Mesic instructed the tenant he shouldn’t really feel protected and threatened to hold him, in a telephone name that was additionally recorded.

The tenant, once more, contacted police and turned over that recording.

Gatineau police charged Mesic on Feb. 7, 2016, with uttering threats, assault, forcible confinement and intimidation.

Mesic was suspended as an Ottawa police officer the subsequent day.

Three years later, in February 2019, Mesic pleaded responsible to the prison cost of uttering threats and was given an absolute discharge — a sentence that spared him a prison report.

A separate Ottawa police inside disciplinary investigation discovered that Mesic did threaten the tenant. Mesic instructed skilled requirements investigators “he was exhausted from working nights and wished (the tenant) to know that he was severe about paying the arrears of lease.”

Mesic instructed police that he “misplaced management” and “that he’s well-known for saying ‘silly s–t‘ that he mustn’t say.”

Mesic has been an Ottawa police officer since December 2005.

He was beforehand convicted of discreditable conduct and insubordination in 2009 for slapping a youth twice throughout the face throughout questioning, kicking him, grabbing his throat and forcing him to the bottom.

Mesic’s suspension for threatening the tenant was lifted on the finish of July 2020 previous to his responsible plea to the disciplinary prices.

“On this specific case, the actions and behavior of police Const. Nermin Mesic have been clearly inappropriate and a humiliation to the Ottawa Police Service,” Kelly wrote in his disciplinary listening to sentencing determination.