Chatham, Ont. Coun. Michael Bondy says there is public outrage over a Chatham-Kent police officer who remains suspended with pay despite pleading guilty to defrauding the public.
“There’s got to be some sort of regulation to prevent this from happening, because it’s insane and there’s public outrage, in particular, because it’s public money,” Bondy said about the case involving Sgt. Robert Mugridge.
“Suspended with pay just rubs people the wrong way,” Bondy said. “Very few people have the ability to be suspended with pay.”
The officer has been suspended with pay since May 2014 when an investigation began into several allegations of fraud involving him obtaining loans from members of the public, totalling more than $247,000 over a number of years.
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