Suspended Police Constable Wade Lavin Due in Court, Today
A suspended Regional Police constable who was on trial last month on charges of impersonating a police staff sergeant is due back in court, today on another charge.
40 year-old Wade Everett Lavin was charged with Uttering a Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm in August.
Lavin’s trial on counts of impersonating a staff sergeant, forgery, uttering a forged document and conveying a false message has been adjourned until November 25th.
In his testimony at the trial, Lavin admitted to setting up an e-mail account used to send messages to local media.
However, he also testified he didn’t intend those who got the e-mails to believe they were sent by Staff Sergeant Ken O’Neill even though O’Neill’s name was on them.
The e-mails accuse police management of misusing police-issued vehicles and credit cards.
Lavin testified the police union executive was concerned there weren’t enough police vehicles available for on-duty members.
He says the union felt it had to go to the media with its concerns after believing it had exhausted all avenues with police management.