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Three Calgary officers get jail time for corruption crimes in harassment case

CALGARY — Three Calgary police officers found guilty of misusing department computers and harassing a woman involved in a custody battle have been sentenced to jail.


March 22, 2019
By The Canadian Press

Bradford McNish, Bryan Morton and Anthony Braille were paid thousands of dollars to monitor the movements of Akele Taylor.

Taylor is the ex-wife of Calgary businessman Ken Carter.

All three officers were convicted last year of corruption-related crimes.

Justice Bryan Mahoney sentenced Morton to 30 months, McNish to six months and Braille to three months in jail for their roles in the scheme.

Court heard the three officers were approached by the owner of a private investigation firm to help dig up information about Carter’s spouse.

They were charged in 2016 after Calgary police documents revealed they accessed the force’s computer systems and conducted surveillance while on duty.

Braille was dismissed by the service shortly before the charges were laid because of his role in an unrelated high-speed chase.

Following the charges, Morton and McNish were put on leave without pay. (CTV Calgary, The Canadian Press)

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