Durham police officer behind insulting tweets faces disciplinary charges

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Global News

Durham police investigators have charged the police officer behind a series of insulting tweets sent to Ontario’s ombudsman with disciplinary action.

However, the alleged offender is not the police officer originally identified by Ombudsman Andre Marin.

Prior to Marin’s Aug. 8 press conference about the shooting death of Sammy Yatim, a twitter user, under the handle Joeymayo12, sent several tweets claiming Marin was a card-carrying member of Al-Qaida.

In one of the tweets, which Marin retweeted, JoeyMayo12 wrote: “You sir are a complete douche bag! Why don’t you stick your big French nose up your a** instead of business it doesn’t belong.”

Tweets from the same account had previously derided a Toronto city councillor for her position on the Yatim shooting. The account has since been deleted.

Marin claimed that the twitter user was actually Durham Regional Police Detective Scott Dennis. A subsequent investigation however found another officer had…

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