Exclusive – Charges Against A Cobourg Police Officer Put On Hold Pending A Review

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 (file photo of Constable Amy Mattijjsse in the September 2016 Run To Remember Police Memorial Run)

Exclusive – Today’s Northumberland has learned the 19 discreditable conduct charges against a Cobourg Police officer have been put on hold pending a review by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.
Cobourg Police Constable Amy Mattijjsse was charged with 19 counts of discreditable conduct on July 20 during her first appearance at a Police Services Act hearing at the Best Western Inn and Convention Centre.
During the Police Services Act hearing, President of the Cobourg Police Association, Rich Ferguson asked the charges be read.
After approximately 10 minutes of reading the charges, the hearing was put over until September 7 for a conference call.
But Today’s Northumberland has learned that the Ontario Civilian Police Commission has made a decision to review the conduct of Chief Kai Liu and whether the charges Constable Mattijjsse face, “are a form of inappropriate reprisal.”
The Ontario Civilian Police Commission is also reviewing “the conduct of the Police Service Board and whether the Board neglected its duties under the Code of Conduct.”
OCPC states it is only reviewing the materials and confirmed, it is not a formal investigation.
While the review is being conducted, “it has directed Chief Liu to suspend the current PSA proceedings.”
Today’s Northumberland sent e-mails to senior officers including Chief Kai Liu and Deputy Chief Paul VandeGraaf and the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Cobourg Police Services Board.
E-mails to the Cobourg Police Service appeared to have been blocked and there has been no reply from the Police Services Board.
For Today’s Northumberland initial story click here:

Cobourg Officer Facing 19 Conduct Charges

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