The Sex Scene: Revenge of The Clear Conscience

Via CBC.ca:

“A Saskatoon police officer who had sex with a member of the public while he was on duty, has been suspended for 30 days and demoted.

The officer, Cst. Collin Reddekopp, was the subject of an investigation by Saskatchewan’s Public Complaints Commission, which oversees local municipal police departments.

“It’s pretty straightforward,” Saskatoon’s chief of police, Clive Weighill, told CBC News when asked to provide more information about the case.

“Officer meets girl. Officer has affair. Officer has sexual encounter one day on duty,” Weighill explained.

According to Weighill, the officer met the woman in April when he was assigned to investigate her concerns about receiving a number of annoying telephone calls.

Weighill said that after dealing with the woman’s case, Reddekopp started a relationship with her.

The woman filed a formal complaint after she and Reddekopp stopped seeing each other.

The woman told investigators that she and the officer had sex while he was on duty.

Weighill said the officer admitted to the indiscretion, and a GPS unit in his patrol car confirmed his location on the day in question.

“He was suspended without pay for 30 days, and he was reduced in rank,” Weighill said. “He was a first-class constable and he’s reduced down to second-class, for one year.”

So, Ms Moralty decided to clear her conscience – and coincidentally, publicly and professionally humiliate her former lover – “after (they) stopped seeing each other.” Having sex once with an on-duty police was perfectly unremarkable for eighteen months – but man, does it ever weigh on the mind of a woman scorned.

And then there’s the small matter of the fact that the only reason the CBC has this story, inclusive of the police officer’s name, is because “someone” from the general public leaked the story to them. The Ceeb used their professional discretion to run the story – its a debatable decision, but it totally theirs to make once the info is in their possession.

Let’s be clear – there’s no way Officer Sexy Reddekopp should have been bangin’ during his shift – even if it was just once. It was a poor judgment call - he’s got better things to do, protecting the public and all, and something bad could have happened.

But it didn’t. Regardless, while the rules were broken, this “first-class constable” did not deserve to be publicly humiliated, not without his partner-in-crime being punished and humiliated too. Instead, his victim accomplice got pissed, and then got hella-even, just because she could.

Comments

  1. I don’t agree with the commentary. Sure it was pretty shady of this woman to only tell the police after he ended the relationship and it is obvious that she was doing it only out of spite, but I don’t agree with the notion of her being punished and humiliated because simply put, she did something morally wrong but that’s it. This guy was getting paid by taxpayers to enforce the law and instead he was having sex with someone.

    Who’s really to judge if he deserved to be humiliated. He broke the rules and it was no longer in his hands if he was to be humiliated or not. He lost his pay and rank but at the same time, his actions were available to the public.

    I don’t even agree with police officers being able to date people they’ve investigated. Granted these aren’t psychiatrists and doctors, along with the fact that we don’t know how this started, but what if a sleazy police officer uses privleged information divulged for an investigation to his advantage to pursue someone? What if our cases are getting put aside because an officer his dedicated to the more attractive victim? Imagine being the victim of a crime and having the investigating officer clearly leering at you because he wants to have a relationship with you because he thinks you’re attractive?

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