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CanadaCalgary police officers convicted of corruption to face sentencing hearing

15:15  11 february  2019
15:15  11 february  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Sentencing hearing to begin for Bruce McArthur

Sentencing hearing to begin for Bruce McArthur TORONTO - A sentencing hearing for a serial killer who preyed on men in Toronto's gay village is expected to get underway today. Bruce McArthur, who pleaded guilty last week to eight counts of first-degree murder, is slated to hear from victims' families and friends who will give statements to the court. The prosecution laid out previously unheard details of the case in a brief synopsis of facts last week that included 67-year-old McArthur admitting he sexually assaulted and forcibly confined many of his victims before murdering them. Police found victims' belongings in McArthur's apartment, including a bracelet, jewelry and a notebook.

Lawyers for two Calgary police officers who were found guilty on corruption charges are now asking for the A sentencing hearing was supposed to take place on Tuesday for McNish and Morton. Braile and Morton were convicted of bribery and harassment. And Morton and McNish also faced

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Calgary police officers convicted of corruption to face sentencing hearing © Instagram/Supplied Akele Taylor's ex, Ken Carter, hired a private investigation firm to harass her in order to gain custody of their daughter.

A sentencing hearing is set to take place this morning for three current and former Calgary police officers who are guilty of corruption-related offences.

Brian Morton, Brad McNish and Anthony Braile were convicted last April after being found to have participated in a two-year campaign targeting a woman who was in the middle of a bitter custody dispute.

The victim was Akele Taylor, whose wealthy ex-boyfriend, Ken Carter, hired a private investigation firm to harass her.

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Police corruption is a form of police misconduct in which law enforcement officers end up breaking their political contract and abuse their power for personal gain.

The firm was run by retired CPS officer Steve Walton and his wife, Heather. They employed current and former officers, including Morton, McNish and Braile.

The Waltons and Carter were also convicted of charges related to the harassment of Taylor.

Calgary police officers convicted of corruption to face sentencing hearing © Meghan Grant/CBC Meghan Grant/CBC

Taylor testified she was terrorized for two years as the Waltons and their employees surveilled, stalked and harassed her.

A GPS unit was installed on her car, and friends of Taylor were offered thousands of dollars in exchange for disclosing negative information about her.

It's not yet known what defence lawyers or Crown prosecutors will seek for a sentence or if Justice Bryan Mahoney will reserve his decision or make a ruling on Monday.

Braile and Morton were convicted of bribery, harassment and unauthorized use of a computer system. Morton also faced a guilty verdict on a charge of breach of trust.

McNish was found guilty of unauthorized use of a computer system and breach of trust.

​The charges of bribery and unauthorized use of a computer system relate to the officers being paid to do searches on internal Calgary Police Service databases — CPIC and PIMS.

A sentencing hearing will take place later this year for Carter and the Waltons.

Defence lawyers Pat Fagan, Jim Lutz and Paul Brunnen represent Braile, Morton and McNish, respectively.

Leah Boyd and Julie Snowdon are prosecuting the trio.

Braile was fired by CPS in 2016 for professional misconduct relating to a 2008 high-speed chase. Morton and McNish remain suspended without pay.

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