OTTAWA - An Ottawa police officer who didn't properly document his contacts with an informant has been dismissed from the force.

Const. William Barlow was found guilty in June of four counts of neglect of duty, two counts of breach of confidence, two counts of insubordination and one count of discreditable conduct.

Among the incidents that led to Barlow's dismissal were meeting with an informant alone on more than one occasion, disobeying orders, and knowingly making a false statement in an investigative action report.

The incidents occurred between Oct. 11, 2006, and Sept. 24, 2007, and Barlow was suspended from duty with pay on Feb. 15, 2008.

Police Chief Vern White sought Barlow's dismissal because of the seriousness of the breach of public trust and confidence.

Barlow has 30 days during which he can appeal the decision to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.