Ottawa police officer pleads guilty after investigation into fake tickets
OTTAWA -- An Ottawa police officer has pleaded guilty to charges of discreditable conduct and insubordination after an investigation into fake traffic tickets.
In exchange, a charge of deceit against Const. Bernard Covic has been dropped.
According to an agreed statement of facts, on two occasions, Covic physically issued one warning to a driver, but then entered two more bogus ones into the system.
The incidents took place in January and June last year.
Covic also admitted he did not take any notes for traffic stops and charges/warnings he issued between January 1 and October 30 of last year.
Covic does not have any previous disciplinary action on his record and is expected to receive his sentence from the Ottawa Police Professional Standards Section on June 17. (CFRA)