WOW!!!! Something is VERY wrong here? A cop on trial and nothing in the media???? What's the story here??? I might add he was found GUILTY and he's still on the Payroll?????
What's the story about this guy anyway????
Fredericton City cop Darryl Brewer has been convicted of assault and mischief. While I am delighted the cops are finally getting what they deserve, this raises more questions for Fredericton tax payers, particularly in light of the mayor dipping into taxpayers money to pay off the Occupy members claim, when he admitted that he, Brad Woodside, was in the wrong and behaved inappropriately.
Cst. Brewer was represented by ex-NB Attorney General and Minister of Justice T.J. Burke but... who paid his defence bill? I can only assume it was the City of Fredericton, again, who also paid Mr. Burke almost $250,000 to get Cst. Stephen Stafford off the hook in 2011, which the City then had reimbursed by the Government of New Brunswick
Out of which slush fund did the GNB pay for Mr.Burke’s fees, I wonder? Why are tax payers forking out a lot of money for these legal issues that are the result of wrongdoing by public officials and employees? Why do members of the public, charged with crimes, have to use the more-than-useless and defective services of Legal Aid New Brunswick, when rogue cops are provided the most expensive defence counsel?
Furthermore, it appears, following the guilty verdict, Brewer has been suspended with pay – yet another bill the tax payer should not be footing. They are waiting to see if he appeals and are now conducting investigations into his conduct to see if it merits sanctions... Well, the RCMP already investigated him and found charges were merited, so why not just use the RCMP materials? I guess there will be wheeling and dealing to try and get an appeal upheld and then all will be well and another dirty cop will be exonerated.
Why is the tax payer covering this?
Can you try and get answers for us Charles???
Tax payer, Fredericton