Police hearing for Rean on hold

BROCKVILLE – A misconduct hearing for a Brockville police officer has been put on hold.

The Police Services Act hearing convened at the city police station Friday morning and lasted about 10-15 minutes.

Prosecutor Lynda Bordeleau filed a notice of increased penalty, allowing for the penalty of demotion or dismissal, if Rean is convicted on “clear and convincing evidence.”

“That’s the framework we’re looking at,” Bordeleau told Brockville Newswatch when asked about the severity of the penalty if Rean is convicted on any of the seven counts of discreditable conduct and five counts of neglect of duty under the Police Services Act.

The notice of hearing outlines the charges and the dates of the alleged acts for each count.

Here’s the outline of the seven discreditable conduct charges:

  • Rean is accused of having an inappropriate relationship between April 1 and April 13, 2015.
  • Accused of using a Facebook account between Aug. 1, 2015 and April 13, 2016 in a disorderly manner that would hurt the reputation of the Brockville Police Service.
  • Accused of acting in a disorderly manner on Sept. 27-28, 2015 in Fulford Park.
  • Accused of acting in a disorderly manner on Oct. 7, 2015.
  • Accused of acting in a disorderly manner on Oct. 30, 2015.
  • Accused of acting in a disorderly manner on Nov. 13, 2015.
  • Accused of acting in a disorderly manner on Jan. 25, 2016.

Here’s the outline of the five neglect of duty charges:

  • Rean is accused of neglecting or omitting of properly perform his duties on Sept. 16-17, 2015 in regard to canine training.
  • Accused of not performing his duties on Sept. 27-28, 2015 in regard to an incident in Fulford Park.
  • Accused of not performing his duties on Oct. 6-7, 2015.
  • Accused of not performing his duties on Oct. 15-16, 2015.
  • Accused of not performing his duty in regard to canine training logs between Jan. 1, 2015 and April 2016.

The head of the PSA hearing is York Regional Police Deputy Chief (Ret.) Terence Kelly.

Rean spent most of the hearing with his head down and glanced up a couple of times when addressed by Kelly and Bordeleau.

The hearing was adjourned to wait for Rean’s criminal proceedings to conclude.

He faces a single Criminal Code charge of breach of trust.

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