Edmonton Cop Suspended Over T-Shirt

Posted on Tuesday, November 14 at 15:22 by jensonj
"It's flattering. I'm honoured that they think my book would make a difference in this guy," said Quinn when contacted by the Sun in Minneapolis yesterday. Quinn called the 80-hour suspension without pay a "stiff" sentence. He said he would like to talk to Pelech once he's read the book to see what he thought of it. The 181-page book details an unwritten code of silence in police departments that dictates "cops cover for cops." On June 4 and 5, 2005, the hearing was told, Pelech and other members of Downtown Division's Squad C2 took part in an Edmonton Police Association slo-pitch tournament. Pelech designed and ordered T-shirts for the Squad C2 team and gave them to squad members, who along with Pelech wore them at various times during the tournament. The T-shirts bore a red circle with the number "440" inside with a red diagonal line through it. The number 440 is police code for a rat or a mouse tattoo. In his decision, Redford noted Pelech, whose 25-year service record was previously flawless, only made up the T-shirts after a "cascading series of misfortunes" befell Squad C2, which he supervised from March 2002 to April 2005. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2006/11/14/pf-2352021.html

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