Today Cobourg Police issued a Press Release stating that Cobourg Constable Amy Matthijsse has been charged with 19 counts of Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police Services Act of the Schedule “Code of Conduct” – that is “willfully or negligently makes any false complaint or statement against any member of a police force”. The statement by Acting Inspector Jeff Sheils of Cobourg Police said that “after a lengthy investigation, conducted by an independent external law firm, and reviewed by the Durham Regional Police Service’s Professional Standards Section, a Constable with twelve years of experience has been charged under the Police Services Act.”
The Release also said that:
This first appearance was held today (July 20, 2018) at the Best Western Hotel in Cobourg. The next appearance is scheduled for September 7, 2018.
There will be no further comments made in relation to this matter at this time.
There is no further information available from the Police but Pete Fisher at Today’s Northumberland was at the hearing at 10:00 am at the Best Western and provided details. He reported on who was at the hearing and included details of the charges. It seems Amy criticized multiple Police Officers for harassment (including the Chief) although most of her complaints were said to be false.