On a winter day in 2015, Erin Maranan logged on to her computer at a police
detachment in Toronto’s northwest corner, a trove of confidential information at
A temporary civilian employee, Maranan had access to information classified by
police as “highly restricted.” The job represented a sharp turn on her
vocational path, which had included stints as a model, a personal trainer and a
The petite woman with long, black hair keyed in the name “Victor Oliveira.”
Up came a summary of a recent Highway Traffic Act ticket, which provided
personal information including the licence plate number and description of
Seven months later, Oliveira was fatally
shot as he sat in his white Range Rover outside a restaurant near
Maranan’s query was just one of dozens of illegal police database searches
conducted under the nose of her employer during a 16-month spree between
2014 and 2015. All were done for the benefit of organized crime and
constituted an “extremely serious breach of trust,” Ontario Court Justice
Edward Kelly said in a recent ruling.
The Crown theory was that some of Maranan’s searches were conducted to
collect information on rival members of criminal organizations, while others
were so-called “heat checks” — queries done on a gang’s own members to find
out what police had on them.
Three of the people Maranan searched were later killed, including Thanh
Tien Ngo, who died outside a North York bowling alley in a March
shooting that also killed an innocent bystander. Two other victims survived
after they were shot
inside a ritzy Toronto steak house in September 2015.
Kelly sentenced Maranan to a year in jail followed by three years of
probation after the 30-year-old mother pleaded guilty to breach of trust. As
Maranan was taken into custody last week, her mother sat in the front row of
the courtroom, quietly weeping.
In his lengthy sentencing decision, Kelly said Maranan had been “wilfully
blind” to the fact that the information she had gathered was being provided
to criminal organizations, which included Toronto’s Chin Pac gang and
Vancouver’s United Nations gang.
Kelly noted the Crown did not establish Maranan knew how the information
would be used, and it was not proved that the disclosure of information
compromised ongoing investigations or resulted in harm to any particular
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
In Ottawa, the Ottawa Police have their own secret data base on dam near
If you have a vindictive ex wife, odds are she has already used her contact
with the Ottawa Police to have
a large quantity of derogatory damaging information entered on your file.
More concerning is the case of "Rotten Cops" who place fabricated false
information in the CIPIC
data bases that does not just include convictions. It includes "arrests" on
matters that might have
been motivated by fabricated evidence that was later thrown out of court.
It can also include any statement any police officer wishes to place on your
cause you grave prejudice in the future.
In Ottawa the Ottawa Police are "rewarded" with promotions for posting as
information as possible. They don't get promotions without having a high
score on their secretive
data base that is never revealed in disclosure.
Speaking of "rotten cops". Take note of the names of these three "rotten"
Ottawa Police officers who fabricate evidence
and obstruct justice.
Van T. Nguyen No. 952 fabricated evidence, and to protect
him, Samuel Wayne Smith No. 880 did the same. Then knowing that the other two
officers fabricated evidence,
Der Zander No. 1639, did the same.
Ottawa Mens Centre