Re: Too many cops on leave WITH pay?Jan 12th, 2011
I think some of you are deliberately missing JLMs point. If the cop was put on desk duty he can be paid. He was suspended therefore he should not be on the payroll. He can apply for EI just like anyone else. Even in a union workplace if one gets suspended for wrongdoing they are not paid while waiting for a grievance to be processed. If they win the grievance they get backpay. If they loose , no cash.
In this case I don't think he has to wait for a trial, just an internal inquiry which does not take long. Doesn't mean he won't face a civil or even criminal trial later though.
If the officer is found guilty in a court then he should be fired.
It's pretty simple, I'll refer to the King case again, the public upon viewing the video thought they were guilty....courts said otherwise. Now how long did that case take again? Many ordinary folks would lose their homes in that time period.
JLM wants them punished before they are given their day in court....it's wrong.