Mississauga News - Jan. 26, 2012 - By Louie Rosella
Verbal abuse. Physical assault. Misuse of authority.
These are just a few examples of the 115 complaints from the public that Peel Regional Police received last year.
The number is essentially the same as 2010, when the force investigated 116 public complaints.
"The decrease of one complaint is essentially negligible in terms of its impact on the bureau," said Insp. Lee Weare, who authored the report, titled Fourth Quarter Status Report for the Public Complaint Investigation Bureau.
The document was filed at a recent Police Services Board meeting.
Of the 115 complaints, three resulted in officers being disciplined, according to the report.
Sixty-three ended with an "informal resolution," while the rest were either withdrawn or found to be unsubstantiated.
Fifty-eight of the complaints related to police procedure, 35 alleged verbal abuse by officers, 19 related to physical assault, one claimed misuse of authority and two alleged criminal code violations.
Comments by others, 28, to this web-page;
systemsbroke Jan 27, 2012 1:23 PM
Good for you, you feel proud now? You have no idea old man. Eat your oatmeal and keep the kids off the lawn. Does it take you twenty minutes to moisten your mouth? Arthitis hurt when you type? I play Devil's advocate on here, I oppose everything just to argue. Whether I agree or not, just to start the discussion, usually gets heated. But I don't lie. Say what you will, everyone is entitled to their opinion... I like to antagonize and provoke, and really I could care less what you or anyone on the site says about me. I had an opinion, backed by evidence in the form of a story. Just to say that yes while police are great, our force is pretty good there are bad apples. You trolls mindlessly bash and defend against something you know nothing about.
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Prol Jan 27, 2012 12:07 PM
@systemsbroke : Not a chance.
Superior IQ?! Card carrying member of Mensa? You cannot be a member of Mensa. Did you buy the card online? Someone with your narrow grasp of logic is unlikely to even qualify for Mensa. Let’s try that again shall we? You feel smart – ok? We can live with that.
systemsbroke Jan 27, 2012 9:28 AM
Well since you responded... alliteration refers to the repetition of a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words or phrases. While literation is the use of letters to make sounds or words. So yes your comment was "a literation" of your idiotic thoughts but it was not an "illiteration". Don't challenge a superior IQ, you will always lose. Card carrying member of Mensa, who are you Lucyloo? (thats an illiteration) :)
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mississaugamadness Jan 26, 2012 5:53 PM
I think a lot of us have friends on the force, as I have 5 close personal friends which are. However, as a young, good kid, i too was subject to quite a bit of harassment hence the bitter taste in my mouth. I have no police record, never been in the back of a cop car, and am proud of that. But too many times do i still (15 years later) see a lot of stupid drivers, people doing questionable things etc.. and where are the cops? Trying to bust that 14-15 yr old kid eating pizza with his boys who knows his rights and uses his free speach. Madness OUT.
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srfnglf Jan 26, 2012 5:10 PM
sorry, that's over four hundred thousand calls for service.... (not 400)
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srfnglf Jan 26, 2012 5:09 PM
over four hundred calls for service last year, divided between just over 2,500 officers. sitting around doing nothing? doubtful. only 115 complaints from that many calls? very acceptable. you are right about one thing, mississauga is one of the safest large cities in north america, and a lot of that has to do with the men and women who choose to put on their uniform day in day out and do the THANKLESS job that they do.
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evannowes Jan 26, 2012 5:08 PM
That's OK, LL, nothing my "meds" wouldn't fix ;-) Sounds like you have a fascinating job.
lucyloo Jan 26, 2012 3:46 PM
Sorry to break your heart - that's clearly a silhouette of a male to my left there. :) not prone to violence at all - just when young punks like SB talk tough about wanting to fight the same cop that apparently did him wrong, now that he's all grown up and responsible-like. And no, not a cop, just blessed to be able to work alongside some of them, as well as many other agencies, civilians, and people from all walks of life. 115 complaints out of the hundreds of thousands of calls they handle every year? Geez, I'm pretty sure McDonalds gets that many complaints in one day!
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mississaugamadness Jan 26, 2012 3:40 PM
HA HA HA
soo many tough guys online today. LucyLoo you're so cute, and LoriannT could you be anymore hurting with that "our cops are tops" crap?? Give me a break. Mississauga is one of the safest cities in North America, and you believe they have it tough?? YA tough to have all that cash in the bank, all for sitting through 12 hour shifts.
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evannowes Jan 26, 2012 3:31 PM
Geez, Lucyloo, I thought you were a female of the Lucy Liu variety!
Now I'm so disappointed to learn you are male, six four and 230 pounds, and even more scary prone to physical violence if you disagree with what someone says to you. Tell me you are not a police officer, please!
lucyloo Jan 26, 2012 2:55 PM
Lol - superior IQ, eh?
Um, hate to be a prick, but look up alliteration in the dictionary. If you want to play 'point out the bad grammar', then please find me a sentance that uses 'a literation'. Lol - where is this superior IQ that you speak of? I've come to find over the years, that when one has no reasonable retort or a rebuttal online, that they resort to pointing out spelling and grammatical errors - you're proving my theory quite true!
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systemsbroke Jan 26, 2012 2:11 PM
You have no idea what you are talking about. 116 complaints, 3 charges? Sounds to me like not enough. And that is only the recorded complaints. Look at the news of peel police for the last 10 years. Selling cocaine, assaults, drinking at malls, sexual assault, stalking young girls and much much more! OUR COPS ARE TOPS! lucyloo, what authority do you have? I'm glad that you would beat a strangers child for swearing at you, that makes me feel warm inside. You mock me missing the sarcasm when my response was clearly sarcasm? Take a page out of your book pal. A literation is 2 words... not one with two l's. Struck no nerve, what strikes a nerve is dumbasses like you who assume a civilian who is wronged by a cop is automatically a criminal or up to no good. Good to know you are a male prostitute though, I know lots of cops looking for one :)
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lucyloo Jan 26, 2012 1:55 PM
I've got 4 inches and 30 lbs on you pal, feel free to come question my authority any time. And unless youre looking for a male prostitute, i've got nothing for you! Based on your story, I would have knocked you one too. My original illustration regarding the ice cream was alliteration with a nice shot of sarcasm, which clearly went right over your head. Must have struck a nerve :)
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LoriannT Jan 26, 2012 1:48 PM
@ SB and others.... hind sight is 20/20 but perhaps if you wish to be treated with respect you should treat others that way. Being a smart ass with a cop will get you in hot water every time. 99 % of the community has no idea what our police forces have to deal with every single day. Most of us would not and COULD not handle it. They put their lives on the line FOR us every day. THey don't KNOW you and cannot take chances. only 116 complaints out of HOW MANY responses? I think thats a good representation of our cops.. onlly three of these complaints amounted to anything? sounds like they are doing a great job, because as we all know there are some who will whine and complain about ANY interaction with a cop. fly straight and chances are you will not be on the receiving end of any grief from a cop. OUR COPS ARE TOPS.
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evannowes Jan 26, 2012 1:06 PM
That's unfortunate, SB. Hopefully, badge 2228 has now been booted out of the force for a similar offence. .
systemsbroke Jan 26, 2012 12:50 PM
Unfortunately not. My dad was a Captain at a juvenile detention centre so he refused to believe my story and wouldn't support my claims. I was about 8 days shy of 16 years old so could not pursue charges without my parents. That is why I still remember his face to this day and his badge number. I'm 6 foot and 200 pounds now so I'd love to run into the little shit with badge number 2228. Like I said I have friends who are police, all the way up to rank of detective. I have no beef against the police force as an entity but Peel has a lot of bad apples, some which have already been picked. Oh an Prol... Yea I was 16 and I questioned authority, I didn't take shit from anyone badge or not. That was 11 fucking years ago, I was no delinquent. I did not rob people, or damage people's property, or cause mischief. I was a kid hanging out near the park. Being a kid.
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Prol Jan 26, 2012 12:10 PM
Judging by the response by systemsbroke at 11:20, it would appear you have correctly judged him. Clearly a juvenile delinquent at heart and possibly in practice.
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evannowes Jan 26, 2012 11:58 AM
Keep going, SB, I'm curious to know how this story ends. An assault lawsuit?
clvrgirl Jan 26, 2012 11:57 AM
Two officers showed up on my doorstep about five years ago demanding to see my passport or birth certificate because my name apparently is the same as someone who is illegally in the country. As soon as i opened the door and started talking it was obvious to them that i was born here etc. They still demanded to see my passport etc. which i was hesitant to provide because its not right (or lawful) to show up on anyones doorstep asking for that stuff. I even thought perhaps they were impersonators trying to steal my passport or ID or something. When i tried to call the station to verfify they were cops the officer said "put the phone down or you will be arrested." THeir response to my hesitation was: most people who don't have anything to hide show the documents. Kinda not the point (civil rights anyone?) but rather than argue i just showed them my stuff and sent them on their way. Very strange practice of law enforcement if you ask me......
systemsbroke Jan 26, 2012 11:29 AM
Lucyloo pt 2
Me "Fuck that! You want to write me a fucking ticket for finding someone's ID and not having yet returned it?". Officer "Should have put it in the mailbox". Me "Yes because I have keys to everyones fucking mailbox in my building. You write me a fucking ticket and I'm going to put it where the rest of the shit goes. In the toilet and flushed." Officer leans out window (to backup speaking to my friends) "We're going for a drive". He then drove around the corner, put on his leather gloves, calls me a tough guy, grabs me by the neck and begins punching me in the face. Who's the tough guy? The outraged 16 year old kid with a potty mouth? Or the officer who resorts to violence because he feels intellectually inferior to a 16 year old?
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systemsbroke Jan 26, 2012 11:29 AM
Lucyloo pt 1
Abbreviated story, because you asked. Me at 16, hanging out with 2 friends eating pizza behind Woodchester Mall. 10pm. 1015pm, Officer pulls up and asks what we are doing. I say " clearly eating a pizza". Officer "You trying to be smart?". Me "No sir, I don't have to try I have an IQ which is much above the average person". Officer "Requesting backup, please step over here". Me "What did I do?" Officer pulls me towards him and begins to search me. Officer finds a Drivers license which happened to belong to a nice old man in my building which I found in our building lobby on the way to Woodchester Mall and places me in the cruiser. Officer "Whats this? I'm writing you a ticket for 'impersonation/falsely impersonating an individual".
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mississaugamadness Jan 26, 2012 11:26 AM
hahahahaha i agree w @systemsbroke
systemsbroke Jan 26, 2012 11:20 AM
Let me guess... you are a poor prostitute who has daddy issues? You clearly are some disgruntled old lady making wild accusations. I don't have a dog, I don't like ice cream. Or maybe your a barren lady desperate for kids and when she couldnt have any you just got angry at the world and voice your discontent here
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ConcernedResident Jan 26, 2012 10:17 AM
Let me guess, they did not hire you.
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lucyloo Jan 26, 2012 9:36 AM
@systembroke - I guarantee that you deserved it. If you find yourself with a cop in your face, chances are you were involved in some form of questionable activity. Or let me guess, you were just a poor, innocent, well-behaved citizen who just happened to be walking their French poodle down the sun-drenched sidewalk, on a Sunday afternoon, eating an ice cream cone, when a cop drove up, got out of his cruiser, punched you in the face, and stole your ice cream. fat chance.
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wolfb8 Jan 26, 2012 9:22 AM
Bottom of the barrel!
What do you expect from a force that hires what every OTHER force doesn't want!
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systemsbroke Jan 26, 2012 8:54 AM
Though I have friends who are Peel Police and I have the utmost respect for them as they represent what a Man with a badge should be; Is this article a surprise to anyone? I still remember the cop who punched me in the face 11 years ago. Badge number 2228, asian little guy about 5'6 and 140 lbs with something to prove. I bet he was real proud punching someone in the face who was young enough to be his kid. Peel unfortunately has some of the best and some of the worst. Fact of life.
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