Sgt. Kevin Dhinsa, Pervert Cop, Still on Job After Sexually Harassing Female Officers
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 7:00 am
He would also make simulated gestures of oral sex, sexually imply they needed to be disciplined, and was even accused of grabbing one officer's crotch at a party. Yes, he's that guy.
But the women under his command largely put up with it, knowing it's rarely in one's professional interest to bring complaints about the boss.
They didn't decided to come forward until Dhinsa was scheduled to be transferred to the sexual assault squad. Given his hamfisted notions of sexuality, this wouldn't be good for the women of Hamilton.
So they began to register their complaints with the city's version of internal affairs. By the time it was all over, 12 female officers had lodged complaints. And that's when their courage resulted in getting shit on.
Instead of protecting the women who were being harassed, the police union got behind Dhinsa, funding his legal defense while battling the women's claims. Dhinsa soon began to claim that the women were harassing him.
He accused them of flirting, begging him to take them to dinner, and trying to kiss him during a business trip to Ottawa. He also asserted that one of his accusers took off her bra at a party, while another paraded around the station discussing her breasts.
And if he'd said anything wrong at work, he was merely joking to keep the environment light and fluffy.
Eventually, the police board ruled that it couldn't hear the complaints against Dhinsa, since they'd been filed too late under disciplinary rules. Dhinsa was returned to his job as a sergeant.
So the women were forced to take their case before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. But while the Hamilton PD did their best to make it go away, it must not have been pleased at the prospect of 12 respected women -- including detectives and undercover officers -- telling the world what a shitbag the good sergeant was.
Before the hearing, the department and Dhinsa reached an undisclosed settlement with the women.
We're not sure what that involves. But it looks like Dhinsa has managed to skate. He's still with the department, and his now on loan to the Canadian Mounties, protecting the fine women of Canada. (Special thanks to reader Tyler for the tip.)
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