Police officer who left handgun in car gets absolute discharge
A Thunder Bay city police officer who had his firearm stolen from his vehicle last year has received an absolute discharge
Thunder Bay Police Service Sgt. James Glena appeared in court last week where the discharge was ordered as part of the finding of guilt.An absolute discharge is made when a finding of guilt is made but no conviction is registered and there is no sentence or conditional orders.
Glena had been charged with careless storage of a firearm and breach of a firearms regulation after a police-issued Glock handgun and three magazines were stolen from his personal vehicle on Oct 15, 2015. – Chronicle Journal
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….An absolute discharge is made when a finding of guilt is made but no conviction is registered and there is no sentence or conditional orders….
Sooo….you can be found guilty of leaving a handgun and ammunition in your car….in a gym bag….where it can be easily stolen…which it was…(textbook definition of extreme careless of storage of a firearm)…..PLUS breach of a firearm regulation and receive an absolute discharge? Seriously? No punishment? Nothing?
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My prediction for Police Services Act process? Voluntary retirement with full pension…do not pass GO, do not collect $200