Lafrance alleges North Bay Police Service is following her
Cst. Christi Lafrance (R), with her partner Cathi Richardson and their adopted son Liam. ____________________________________________________________ Cst.
Cst. Christi Lafrance (R), with her partner Cathi Richardson and their adopted son Liam.
Cst. Christi Lafrance says she's being followed by the North Bay Police Service and fears for her safety and that of her partner and adopted son.
Lafrance, who faces an assault charge and two charges under the Police Services Act, made the allegation during a long and wide-ranging interview with BayToday.ca earlier this week at her Rutherglen home.
She also said the use of force which led to her assault charge was not excessive and was justified to protect another police officer.
North Bay police chief Paul Cook denied Lafrance is being followed by the service and said she will have the opportunity to present any evidence during her hearing May 17 at police headquarters, and during criminal proceedings.
He also states Lafrance did not inform deputy chief Al Williams, an inspector then, about any allegations against the service while he was investigating her complaints internally.
Lafrance, who is off from the North Bay Police Service on sick leave, said during the interview with BayToday.ca she was once ordered to close a sexual assault case with no charges; alleged she was told by one of her supervisors the police service did not follow case law; and stated that she was sent out on calls without back-up
BayToday will have more from Lafrance and Cook's responses to her allegations later on today.