The reason….fairly transparent……surreptitious punishment for having managerial courage in an inflexible Organization that celebrates and promotes “ass kissers” and “yes” men.
I was neither, and it cost me my career.
A blind side transfer out of my coveted position as a Homicide Unit Supervisor to a Uniform job in a sleepy Patrol Station in the suburbs.
It was an outrageous overt act of treachery and deception by egomaniacal conspirators who had the mistaken belief that their treachery would go unchallenged.
With the support of the Winnipeg Police Association, and outstanding representation from Association Counsel Mr Keith Laboissiere, Thompson, Dorfman Sweatman LLP, the Police Service would be taken to task for their abuse of power.
The result, overwhelming victory after a hotly contested Labour Board Arbitration Hearing.
This page is dedicated to any employee who has suffered abuse or ill treatment at the hands of their employer…..I offer my support to you and challenge you to stand up for yourself and hold management accountable for their actions.
My hearing was covered extensively by Winnipeg Free Press Crime Reporter Mr Mike McIntyre……
I will provide you with a chronology of events and appreciate your interest.
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The corruption referred to in this post was limited to a total of four (4) high ranking individuals in the Police Service, an extremely minute percentage of the leadership of this Organization. Prior to these events, my experience with the WPS was extremely positive and rewarding. I consider myself to have been extremely fortunate to have worked the vast majority of my career with dozens of hard working, dedicated professionals who discharged their duties with a great deal of passion and a high degree of integrity.
July 6th, 2011 Inner Workings of Police Unveiled
July 7th, 2011 Police say Officers Transfer Rocked Homicide Unit
July 8th, 2011 Boss Defends Homicide Detectives Transfer
July 9th, 2011 Homicide Unit Boss Admits Misleading Cops
July 19th, 2011 WPS Created Perception of Conflict of Interest Deputy Chief Says
August 25th, 2011 Police Sergeants Transfer Punitive, Arbitrator Rules (Gabrielle Giroday)
August 30th, 2011 Where Can Cops Turn If They Can’t Trust Each Other (Gordon Sinclair)
June 9th, 2012 Wronged Police Officer Still Intent on Helping Others (Gordon Sinclair)