Sentencing Today for Suspended Regional Police Officer
A suspended Cape Breton Regional Police officer is due to sentenced today for obstruction of justice and breach of trust after the Crown and defence presented their sentencing reports, yesterday.
39-year-old Const. RonWilliams was convicted on the charges in November.
He was charged after an incident in May of 2011 when regional police got a complaint from a provincial liquor inspector about an impaired driver leaving the Legion in Whitney Pier.
Williams was instructed by his staff sergeant to investigate.
According to evidence presented at his trial, the constable asked the on-duty jailer to call the driver and warn him not to answer the door because police would be coming to his home.
Evidence was also presented that Williams falsified a police report.
The defence is looking for a conditional sentence that will allow Williams to continue working out West while the Crown wants a seven to nine month jail sentence.
The jailer in the case, 42 year-old Todd MacKay is set to stand trial in April of next year on charges of obstruction of justice and breaching public trust.