Ottawa Police sergeant nabbed for impaired

By ,Ottawa Sun

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A 55-year-old Ottawa police tactical officer has been charged with impaired driving.

The officer was off-duty when he was stopped in the Barrhaven area around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, according to police.

Police were responding to a traffic complaint when the car was stopped.

Sgt. Mark Barclay was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with over 80mg of alcohol/100ml of blood.

He was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on March 25.

Barclay has now assigned to administrative duties.

The Ottawa police professional standards unit has launched an investigation into the incident.

"This matter is before the courts and it is important that we respect due process," said Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau.

"The Ottawa Police Service expects the conduct of all officers to be of the highest standard and reflective of the values of our community."

-- Danielle Bell



Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre.

This is an example of how the ottawa police will claim that criminal offences by police are extremely rare.

Wrong. It's extremely rare that police are ever prosecuted.

For every cop caught drunk driving, a host of others know the officer pulling them over and nudge nudge wink wink, it's all sorted out without charges.


I recall watching one local cop reguarlly driving drunk, and when pulled over by another police force, he would be driven home to go out and do it again and again. He retired with a hero's retirement party and god knows how many of those officers drove home impaired.


Impaired driving by police is however not a big a problem as fabrication of evidence, perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to gain convictions and or justify charges or NOT laying chargings.


In Ottawa, Ottawa Police Det. Peter Van Der Zander fabricates evidence to NOT charge the most violent of female offenders. Very obviously, he has a history of this kind of behaviour and very obviously, there are other victims of this officer around. If you have been a victim of Det. Peter Van Der Zander, email or call (613) 797-3237