Reasonable Doubt: When those sworn to serve and protect fall from grace

policeThis week, I’m choosing to comment on two news stories about police officers straying from the law. First, a former RCMP officer, Staff Sgt. Ross Spenard was sentenced to a nine-month conditional sentence order in Vancouver provincial court after pleading guilty to perjury on June 24. Second, disgraced ex-Vancouver police officer Peter Hodson was in Vancouver provincial court on July 26 for the continuation of his sentencing hearing for one count of drug trafficking and two counts of breach of trust. His sentencing continues at a later date.