Waterloo Police class action lawsuit

Sexual harassment is never OK, says MPP Kathryn McGarry

February 6, 2018

Opinion Feb 05, 2018Cambridge Times I want to be clear to my constituents: all allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault must be taken seriously. As a member of the select committee on sexual violence and harassment in sessions across the province with colleagues from all sides of the House, I heard first hand from […]

#MeToo, but #NotYou …. by Kelly Donovan

February 1, 2018

January 31, 2018   Women and men all over the world have been inspired by the recent movement of floods of people finding their voices and the confidence to speak up about abuses they have endured or are enduring.  If you work in the entertainment industry or politics, you are a victim; you are supported, […]

Kathryn McGarry needs to ‘enforce’ affidavits, not allegations

January 31, 2018

  Opinion09:34 AMCambridge Times An open letter to MPP Kathryn McGarry. Hello Kathryn, I am very annoyed at your article in the Times. Patrick Brown’s problems are allegations. No one has come forward in person, so I find it hard to read what you had to say. I realize you’re the opposite party, but they […]

Time for Kathryn McGarry to comment on police service issues

January 31, 2018

Opinion08:49 AMby Bill Doucet Cambridge Times As I read our MPP Kathryn McGarry’s comments in the Times Jan. 30 about Pat Brown, I shook my head. Yes, his alleged dealings with drunk teenage girls was wrong (if it is found to be true). McGarry has stated a Liberal-driven “It’s never OK” campaign means exactly that. […]

Police superintendent named in lawsuit set to retire Wednesday

January 30, 2018

News07:20 PMWaterloo Region Record Police Superintendent Pat Dietrich, seen in 2014, is expected to retire on Jan. 31. – Record file photo WATERLOO REGION — A police superintendent named in a pending class-action lawsuit is retiring on Wednesday. In a sudden move, Insp. Pat Dietrich will be leaving the service after more than three decades […]

Some Cambridge residents suggest Monteiro, Mann step down after being named in police suit

January 26, 2018

NewsJan 25, 2018by Liz Monteiro Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — Some Cambridge residents are asking that councillors Frank Monteiro and Mike Mann step down because both retired officers are part of allegations in a pending class-action lawsuit. In a Facebook group called ‘Cambridge Citizen Discussion on local politics,’ some residents say the two men […]

Melanson v. Flynn… from August 2017 by Kelly Donovan

January 25, 2018

Published on August 30, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/melanson-v-flynn-kelly-donovan/ I sat in court today listening to a story I already know… All too well. David Flynn was a police officer for a short six years (coincidentally, the same amount of time as me). One day, Flynn was served with paperwork regarding a complaint that had been made to […]

Fit4Duty Founder Kelly Donovan’s Story.. (her experience as an Officer of the Law in Waterloo region)

January 22, 2018

 YOU TUBE VIDEOS OF KELLY DONOVAN’S STORY   Fit4Duty – The Ethical Standard Published on Nov 24, 2017 Learn about Fit4Duty Founder Kelly Donovan’s career in policing, and why she chose to leave the profession to establish The Ethical Standard through policy, training and whistleblower programs with Fit4Duty. Fit4Duty.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fit4dutyCanada/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fit4Duty_Ethics Kelly Donovan […]

Letter to Larkin is right on the money

January 22, 2018

Opinion Jan 20, 2018by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record   Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin. – Mathew McCarthy,Record staff If I were Chief Bryan Larkin, I might be looking for another lawyer for the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Local police are going through their own “Me Too” moment, with six current and former officers […]


January 21, 2018

HOLLYWOOD NORTH? This will be an unusual posting in that it is not about the environment in general nor is it about politics in Woolwich Township directly affecting the local environment. It is about the utter failure in leadership and decency within our police service. It is about more than the treatment of women by […]

CTV NEWS.. covers the lawsuit filed against local Police ( video included below)

January 20, 2018

 please click on topics below to view the videos Police criticized over response to sexual misconduct claims       ********************* Waterloo Regional Police chief speaks out   ***********************   More female officers accuse WRPS colleagues of discrimination   *********************   Former WRPS chief accused of blocking women from moving up ranks ****************** https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/police-criticized-over-response-to-sexual-misconduct-claims-1.3766428

Kelly Donovan’s Book on Canadian Policing

January 19, 2018

Kelly Donovan, Author Want to know the current climate in Canadian police services? Kelly’s book details her experiences and research into abuses of power that have occurred within police services for years.  The book cites actual cases referenced throughout and provides the reader with an overview of current legislation.  It truly is the Canadian policing […]

An Open Letter to Chief Bryan Larkin

January 19, 2018

Jan 18 2018 The following letter is written by five members of the Sexual Violence Task Force (SVTF). The SVTF was created by Chief Larkin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service to address high “unfounded” rates for sexual assaults. (“Unfounded” is a police reporting classification meaning that a crime never occurred and was not attempted.) […]


January 18, 2018

THIS IS A COPY OF AN EMAIL I RECEIVED EARLIER TONIGHT.. Website: WATERLOO WOMEN POLICE CLASS ACTION http://waterloowomenpolice.com/  *** BELOW IS A PUBLIC LINK TO THE SWORN MOTION OF RECORD OF THE PLAINTIFFS http://waterloowomenpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Responding-Motion-Record-of-the-Plaintiffs-Dec-19-2017-SWORN.pdf ********************** Mann, Monteiro and Larkin are mentioned in other places as well in the affidavits. ******* INCLUDED HERE ARE SOME EXCERPTS […]

Police chief asks for patience as service deals with sexual harassment allegations

January 18, 2018

Police chief asks for patience as service deals with sexual harassment allegations News06:38 PM Waterloo Region Record   Police Chief Bryan said the allegations contained in the lawsuit are being reviewed internally. – Mathew McCarthy,Record staff WATERLOO REGION — Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin is calling for patience from the community as the police […]

Investigative Report – Misfeasance in Policing

July 17, 2017

Good day, You are one of 45 or so media contacts receiving this email from me directly.  I resigned from the Waterloo Regional Police in June as opposed to joining the Class Action lawsuit. Attached to this email is a 93-page report I wrote about the systemic misfeasance in police management and coordinated suppression of […]