Copious e mails and phone calls about my blog dealing with Hamilton Police Inspector David Doel walking away with over 500 grand in salary plus a pension, while avoiding any ramifications for the serious charges brought against him.
Yes, it sucks, but contrary to what many of you suggested, the chances of recouping some of that money is remote at best.
The fact that this officer was allowed to collect that kind of salary for four years while his hearing was delayed time and time again is galling.
And that’s not all of it .
The cost of the prosecuting attorney, the adjudicator for the hearing and even the cost of the conference room at the hotel where the hearing was to take place are all billed to Hamilton Police Services, which means you and me, the taxpayers.
One source who’s familiar with these kinds of hearings told me that when you add up the salary paid to Doel and the assorted legal costs, the bill could be close to a million dollars !
The problem is, it appears that Doel’s lawyer didn’t do anything that the system wouldn’t allow him to do.
The idea of a lawsuit to get some of that money back makes for a good headline, but legal Counsel has already said that there is little chance of success.
Let’s not get stupid and throw good money after bad.
We got burned by a lousy law; change the law.