Convicted police officer faces hearing

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Cornwall Standard Freeholder

Posted By Michael Peeling

12 May 2010

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CORNWALL – A police detective is due to face a disciplinary hearing following her conviction for impaired driving. Cornwall Chief of Police Dan Parkinson has ordered the hearing in the matter of Det.-Const. Emma Wilson-King, 45.

 Wilson-King pled guilty to the charge on Apr. 26 and was fined $1,000 and banned from driving for 12 months.  She was discovered at the wheel of a parked car on the shoulder County Road 15 in Stormont County on Feb. 1 by an OPP officer responding to a call.

A man in the vehicle flagged the officer down.

The investigation concluded with Wilson-King being arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over .80.

The Professional Standards Bureau conducted an investigation into the allegations. As a result, a hearing was ordered. 

Wilson-King, a 19-year veteran of the Cornwall Community Police Service, is facing one count of discreditable conduct under the Ontario Police Services Act.

The officer will be appearing before hearings officer Insp. Daniel O’Reilly on May 19 at 10 a.m. at the Cornwall Public Library.

The proceedings are open to the public.

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