Halton Regional Police Officer Sentenced to 3 years’ probation; still faces police services discipline.

Crime 100By Staff

June 16, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A member of the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has been sentenced in relation to an earlier plea of guilty to the charge of Breach of Trust in connection by stealing and/or tampering with seized evidence.

HRPS crestStaff Sergeant Brad Murray, a 16-year-member of the Service, was sentenced to a conditional discharge with three years’ probation. Sentencing took place at the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton on June 7, 2018.

Staff Sergeant Murray still faces discipline under the Police Services Act. Police Services Act proceedings arise out of the same facts that underlie the criminal charges that were laid against Murray in 2017.

“Staff Sergeant Murray remains suspended under the Police Services Act of Ontario, and that suspension is with pay (the only suspension currently allowed under the Act). The internal disciplinary process will now proceed. One of the possible outcomes as a result of the Police Services Act hearing process is dismissal from the service and termination of employment,” said Chief Stephen Tanner.

Murray pled guilty to one count of Breach of Trust in relation to thefts from the Service’s evidence vault.
Murray, a 16-year-member of the Service, was arrested on May 28, 2017 and charged with two counts of Breach of Trust, two counts of Theft Under, and one count of Obstruct Justice. These charges stemmed from an internal audit and a subsequent independent investigation into HRPS drug vault anomalies that occurred between August 2015 and April 2016

Murray was investigated by the Toronto Police Service and prosecuted by a Crown from outside of this jurisdiction to ensure a fair and independent assessment of the evidence.

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