OPS sergeant charged with sexual assault

Shaamini Yogaretnam

September 28, 2018



Ian Scott, the outgoing director of Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, is seen at headquarters in Mississauga, Ont., on Friday Sept. 27, 2013.Colin Perkel / THE CANADIAN PRESS
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has charged an Ottawa police sergeant with sexual assault.

The watchdog announced Friday that it had grounds to believe Sgt. Aasim Ansari sexually assaulted a woman while on duty and committed breach of trust by a public officer.

The allegations date back to October 2017. Ansari, a west division patrol officer, responded to a 911 call to Larga Baffin on Richmond Road, a residence for people from the Baffin Region and Nunavut who are in Ottawa for medical treatment. The SIU alleges that during the call Ansari sexually assaulted a woman. The woman was not arrested during the call and was not taken into police custody.

The SIU was contacted by the Ottawa police in November 2017 after the police force received the complaint against Ansari.

Ansari, who worked in sales before joining the police force 27 years ago and previously worked as a detective in the unit that investigates officers for misconduct, is the second Ottawa police officer to be charged with sexual assault in just more than a week. He was arrested Thursday and released on a promise to appear in court on Oct. 15.

Const. Eric Post was charged with two counts of sexual assault last week for allegations relating to one woman, including that he pointed a firearm at her. He was further charged with a host of offences — 32 in total, the most ever laid against an Ottawa officer — that relate to a total of seven alleged victims. Post was charged by the sexual assault unit at his own force.

The SIU did not invoke its mandate, which is to investigate all incidents of sexual assault, serious injury or death involving police, because the allegations against Post all involved women he was in relationships with or previously dated. While the alleged conduct did not occur in the course of his duty as a police officer, police believe some of the offences were committed when he was technically on shift. Post has been suspended with pay since June and remains in custody at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre pending a bail hearing.

In an email to all officers sent Friday, Chief Charles Bordeleau said that Ansari, who remains on the job, has been reassigned to an “administrative role.”

“After any charges are laid against an OPS member by the SIU, the known facts are reviewed … to determine the appropriate duty status of the subject officer,” Bordeleau wrote.

Ansari has no previous history of discipline at the police service and was given a medal for exemplary police service by the Governor General in 2012.

Ottawa police union president Matt Skof would not comment on the charges against Post, since they were not laid in the course of that officer performing his duties as a police officer.

Skof, however, questioned both the SIU’s “process” and “decision-making,” in laying the charge against Ansari, who he says was doing his job at the time of the alleged incident. Those charges shouldn’t have been laid, Skof said.

“Public tax dollars are going to be spent on something that I don’t believe should be in this venue at all,” Skof said.

Skof also said that every case, even in cases of alleged sexual assault perpetrated by Ottawa police officers, has to be assessed on its merits.

“I don’t see this as a systemic issued within OPS,” he said.

Bordeleau also told this newspaper that “the circumstances in every case are different and all matters need to be viewed separately and on their own merit.

“The charges do not represent the values of our service,” Bordeleau said. “They certainly don’t represent the character of our members or the work they do every day serving our community.”

Bordeleau said that the news of the charges is not only disturbing to the community but to his officers, too.

“Just like the community, they want to know that the process will fully examine the allegations.”

None of the allegations against Ansari or Post has been tested in court.





Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre

Sexual assault and abuse of power is rarely ever brought to public attention.

In the Ottawa Police, sexual assault takes many forms.

Its effectively human trafficking except  generally, Ottawa police officers get their sex for free.

It works like this. Any female wanting a favour from a police officer knows what to do.

Any police officer wanting to get sex in exchange for a favour also knows what to do.

Ottawa Police lay charges and stay charges based on gender, and its common knowledge

that after a cop does a favour, he will return for his favour to be returned.

That often ends up in a relationship of convenience, a corrupt relationship, that brings the

administration of justice into ill repute.


Then we have the the Criminals who masquerade as cops.

Take the following predators

Rotten Cop Det Peter Van Der Zander.




Take a good look at this creep who actually fabricates evidence

to NOT charge violent women.


His unpublished number ends up in the hands of those seeking

a favour. In return, he intimidates, harasses, fabricates evidence and brings discredit to

all the other Ottawa Police officers who have more ethics.


Then there us Constable Van T NGUYEN Badge No. 952

This corrupt evidence fabricating rotten cop visited a very violent female

while on  duty with out an reason months after he fabricated evidence to

NOT charge her.

NGUYEN collued with another Rotten cop of the Ottawa Police one

Cst.  SAMUAL W. SMITH  Badge No. 880