Remove Barry MacIntosh from North Bay Police Service
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To foster safe communities, advocates, family, friends and survivors of gender-based violence must be served by a police force they can trust. Such a police force would only employ officers who embody respect, equality and take responsibility for their position of power within their community.
In 2012, North Bay Police Officer Barry MacIntosh was charged with 4 counts of assault, 2 counts of assault causing bodily harm and 2 counts of criminal harassment against 3 different women. Although Justice Richard A. Humphrey openly acknowledged via court transcript that MacIntosh was "...emotionally immature and fragile, self-indulgent, egotistical, jealous and insecure..." the justice system failed the 3 survivors of MacIntosh's assaults when MacIntosh was cleared of all charges. The Crown successfully submitted an appeal on 2 counts of assault against 2 of the women; assaults that, according to police charges, were committed while Mr MacIntosh was in police uniform and on active duty. Though the appeal trial held August 22 to 25 2016 yielded 1 guilty verdict, MacIntosh expressed through his lawyer, his goal to return to policing.
It would be a significant challenge for advocates, family, friends and survivors of gender-based violence in the city of North Bay to have confidence in turning to North Bay Police Service if Mr MacIntosh were reinstated as a police officer. Please support survivors in North Bay by signing this petition, advocating for the dismissal of Mr MacIntosh from the North Bay Police Service.
*While Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing is funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of the Attorney General, the above statements do not necessarily reflect those of the Province of Ontario.
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