Judge burns the & # 39; complete idiot & # 39; agent who ate cannabis chocolate for the first time during his service
A law enforcement officer from Canada – who is a father of three and worked for thirteen years on the armed forces – was labeled as a complete idiot & # 39; after he had become high of drugs he had obtained by tampering with evidence.
Judge Mary Misener burned Toronto Constable Vittorio Dominelli, 36, in a courtroom in College Park Friday for taking three bars of hazelnut chocolate with cannabis and then having to appear in the radio for help after mocking someone during duty and in panic.
The officer wore a firearm issued by a service when he and Constable Jamie Young tried more than the recommended amount of the snack after they had raided the Community Cannabis Clinic on January 27th.
Constable Vittorio Dominelli, 36, at July 27 weed chocolate in Toronto
He had been after looting an illegal cannabis medicine (photo) and stole evidence
An indictment said that Young & # 39; did not take responsibility & # 39; for the weeds after unpacking boxes.
According to a statement of facts, Dominelli had known that he had taken the food he found outside the evidence bags. Although he immediately regretted taking them, he said that Young – who was absent from the court – advised him not to publicly remove them.
Within 20 minutes of chewing the marijuana-laced candy, they were drunk.
Neither had used marijuana before, and Dominelli said he assumed it was a "less sensitive feeling." would be. However, the suit contained eight chocolate segments and although the instructions say they only took a small portion and waited 40 minutes, the casing was found empty.
The couple was in charge of a surveillance assignment from a bar near Eglinton Avenue West and Allen Road at about eleven o'clock, but two hours after the service Dominelli used a police code of 10-33 – for officers in serious trouble – to get help. call.
He grabbed the radio from his partner after she refused to give him, ran up the street and asked for an ambulance for an officer who needed help.
Dominelli later admitted that he was concerned that the weed was covered with something else when he became sweaty and thought he would die.
Dominelli used a police code of 10-33 – for officers in serious trouble – to call for help
& # 39; I think I'm going to faint. … I'm just light-headed, "Dominelli said during the phone call, the Toronto Star reported Friday.
& # 39; My heart was beating. I felt like it would come out of my mouth, "Dominelli said in a lawsuit. I immediately realized what a stupid thing I had done … At that moment I was no longer interested in the prospects of being caught or the professional consequences, I just wanted medical help. & # 39;
When the police and the judiciary came to the scene, they noticed that Young and Dominelli are in distress & # 39;
The couple was taken to the hospital and Dominelli felt fine when he surrendered.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive substance in cannabis, was found in a blood test.
Judge Mary Misener will consider his punishment for tampering with evidence
It was not only the life of the public that he endangered.
One of the responding officers slid onto the ice as she rushed to the scene and sustained a serious concussion.
She has been 10 months of her job, has significant problems with speech and vision, most of the time has to wear sunglasses and the accident has affected her balance.
Seven people who have been charged with the robbery of the illegal marijuana pharmacy have since withdrawn the complaint.
Dominelli resigned this week and is faced with four misconduct costs
After Crown Attorney Philip Perlmutter read a statement of the facts this week in court, Dominelli pleaded guilty to try to obstruct the law and said he felt repentant and ashamed.
Dominelli resigned this week and he faces four misconduct costs under the Police Services Act, reports CBC.ca.
A violation of the confidentiality order against him was withdrawn on Friday. Attorney Peter Brauti said that the man, whose father also served as a policeman in Toronto for a long time, realized that he had lost the confidence of the police community and the public to the point where he could no longer be a policeman & # 39 ;.
His lawyer added that it is a "thoughtless act of stupidity." used to be.
The judge agreed, but said she had to punish him for interfering with evidence.
She said: & # 39; The behavior here, you can not describe it as stupid. He was just a complete idiot. & # 39;
Dominelli said the much-published story told the lives of his wife and children – six-year-old twins and a seven-year-old daughter – & # 39; upside down & # 39; had changed.
The first place to start is to say that I am sorry, sorry for my actions, my judgment and because I am so inattentive, & # 39; he wrote in a letter. & # 39; My actions were wrong, and the community I served deserves to be responsible for those actions. & # 39;
He wants 200 hours of community work and a conditional dismissal. The Crown Attorney proposes a conditional sentence of 21 months and 10 months of house arrest.
The date for hearing the conviction will be determined next week.
Young faces six charges, including a criminal breach of trust and an attempt to block the right. The other charges against her have not been proven, reports the Toronto Star.
Young is currently suspended and must appear in court on November 15th.
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