Canada - Niagara police officer shot by fellow officer in Pelham, Ontario, 29 Nov 2018

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Prosecution against Niagara constable halted, colleague who shot him may have lied in testimony

But on Monday, two months after the case stalled, Justice Anthony Leitch agreed to Crown attorney Jason Nicol's request for a stay after a provincial police forensic examination found Det.-Sgt. Shane Donovan, who shot Parker, may have lied while testifying about accessing evidence.

"It is the Crown's conclusion that the prospect of conviction is now tenuous and that this prosecution is no longer in the public interest," Nicol read from a statement during online proceedings.
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Defence wants Donovan's dismissed charges re-examined

Speaking to CBC Hamilton on Monday, Parker's lawyer, Markson, said "it's clear … Donovan committed perjury before Justice Leitch in denying he accessed key points of evidence in the SIU briefing. It is our position that the forensic evidence in this case and the cross-examination of Sgt. Donovan makes that abundantly clear."

Markson said he previously recommended to the court that a third-party police service should investigate the "apparent perjury," and the SIU should re-examine its decision to withdraw the charges against Donovan after he shot Parker. He now also believes the Niagara police service should investigate "Sgt. Donovan's apparent perjury [and] dishonesty."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/niagara-constable-prosecution-1.6292787
 

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This is back from September 2021 - the trial had been 'stalled' in September (per the CBC article above):
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A Niagara police officer told a court during cross-examination on Wednesday that he knew the constable he shot three years ago to be an “aggressive person” with a “violent past.”

On the third day of Const. Nathan Parker’s judge-only trial for assault with a weapon, Det. Sgt. Shane Donavan confirmed to the accused’s counsel that he made such claims to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) during an interview following a blue-on-blue shooting in Pelham, Ont.

“I spoke about, I didn’t claim I had the knowledge at that time, but yes,” Donovan told counsel Joseph Markson.

Donovan went on to corroborate that he had never met Parker before the day of the shooting but heard from other officers that he allegedly had an association with bodybuilding and steroids.

In addition, he admitted to referring to Parker as a “bully” in the SIU interview and thought he was not “approachable” and “shuts down people right away.”

“You told them these things to help the SIU to conclude and believe that the police Const. Nathan Parker was the aggressor towards you?” Markson suggested.

Donovan replied “Yes.”


Niagara officer who shot Const. Nathan Parker told a court he described him as a ‘bully’ to SIU - Hamilton | Globalnews.ca
 

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Still find it impossible to muster any sympathy for 'roid rage prone Parker - he shouldn't have been a cop at the time he was serving as a cop. Imo he was looking for trouble that day and found it.

Hoping he is never given the right to carry a badge or a gun again. Jmo.
 

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August 19 2022

''Controversial Niagara cop Nathan Parker who was shot numerous times in a dispute with a superior officer is in hot water again.''

On July 21, NRPS officers responded to the incident. According to cops, a male suspect left his vehicle and struck the window of another vehicle.

The incident allegedly caused damages and the alleged victim called 911. There were no injuries.

Cops identified the notorious Parker as an off-duty officer and called in Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) to conduct the investigation.''
 

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Niagara police officer with history of violence charged in suspected road rage incident​

Cara Nickerson · CBC News · Posted: Aug 19, 2022 11:44 AM ET | Last Updated: August 19

Const. Nathan Parker was arrested and charged this week with mischief under $5,000 and assault following a 'suspected road rage incident' in July, according to the Halton Regional Police Service. (Facebook)

A Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) constable with a history of charges and disciplinary hearings was charged this week with assault and mischief under $5,000 stemming from an incident that saw the window of another driver's car punched.

Const. Nathan Parker was suspended with pay following his arrest Wednesday. The "suspected road rage incident" in St. Catharines dates back to July 21, according to the Halton Regional Police Service.

Halton police were called by the NRPS to investigate after NRPS identified the suspect as being an off-duty officer in their own force.

Niagara police confirmed with CBC Hamilton on Friday that the accused is the same officer who had been charged with assaulting a superior officer in November 2018, when Parker was shot multiple times. Late last year, an Ontario court stayed the charges against Parker, in what's been referred to as a rare blue-on-blue shooting that was also notable because the officer shot was the one facing charges.

In the July 21, 2022, incident, Parker, 56, is accused of leaving his vehicle and punching the other vehicle's window, causing damage and prompting the other driver to call 911.

Parker has been suspended with pay from the NRPS. He's scheduled for an Oct. 25 court hearing.

Previous charges against Parker

CBC's The Fifth Estate previously investigated Parker, specifically his alleged link to another road rage incident in St. Catharines in 2013 where it's alleged he pulled a man out of his vehicle by his hair and ears.

During Parker's career, complaints from members of the public that he was unnecessarily violent against them have led to four disciplinary hearings. Three hearings resulted in convictions under the Police Services Act.

During the disciplinary hearings, officers spoke of his potential for rehabilitation and allowed him to keep his job. He was also sent for anger management training twice.

In the "blue-on-blue" incident, on Nov. 29, 2018, Det.-Sgt. Shane Donovan fired 10 shots at Parker after the two men got into a physical fight while responding to a car accident in Pelham, Ont.

Donovan was initially charged (including with attempted murder) by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the civilian law enforcement agency that conducts investigations into circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in serious injury, death or allegations of sexual assault.

All the charges against Donovan were dropped by the Crown. Parker was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a superior officer and assault with a weapon.

In the trial late last year, Donovan said he drew his gun after Parker pushed him, hit him with "haymaker" punches and pulled his baton on Donovan. Donovan said he began shooting when Parker reached for his own gun, and kept shooting until Parker was down.

In late December 2021, the charges against Parker were stayed in light of a provincial police forensic examination that found Donovan may have lied while testifying about accessing evidence.

On Friday, in regards to this week's charges against Parker, CBC Hamilton called and sent an email to his lawyer, who represented him at the 2021 trial involving the other officer, but had not yet received a response at publication time.

 

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Niagara police officer with history of violence charged in suspected road rage incident​

Cara Nickerson · CBC News · Posted: Aug 19, 2022 11:44 AM ET | Last Updated: August 19

Const. Nathan Parker was arrested and charged this week with mischief under $5,000 and assault following a 'suspected road rage incident' in July, according to the Halton Regional Police Service. (Facebook)

A Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) constable with a history of charges and disciplinary hearings was charged this week with assault and mischief under $5,000 stemming from an incident that saw the window of another driver's car punched.

Const. Nathan Parker was suspended with pay following his arrest Wednesday. The "suspected road rage incident" in St. Catharines dates back to July 21, according to the Halton Regional Police Service.

Halton police were called by the NRPS to investigate after NRPS identified the suspect as being an off-duty officer in their own force.

Niagara police confirmed with CBC Hamilton on Friday that the accused is the same officer who had been charged with assaulting a superior officer in November 2018, when Parker was shot multiple times. Late last year, an Ontario court stayed the charges against Parker, in what's been referred to as a rare blue-on-blue shooting that was also notable because the officer shot was the one facing charges.

In the July 21, 2022, incident, Parker, 56, is accused of leaving his vehicle and punching the other vehicle's window, causing damage and prompting the other driver to call 911.

Parker has been suspended with pay from the NRPS. He's scheduled for an Oct. 25 court hearing.

Previous charges against Parker

CBC's The Fifth Estate previously investigated Parker, specifically his alleged link to another road rage incident in St. Catharines in 2013 where it's alleged he pulled a man out of his vehicle by his hair and ears.

During Parker's career, complaints from members of the public that he was unnecessarily violent against them have led to four disciplinary hearings. Three hearings resulted in convictions under the Police Services Act.

During the disciplinary hearings, officers spoke of his potential for rehabilitation and allowed him to keep his job. He was also sent for anger management training twice.

In the "blue-on-blue" incident, on Nov. 29, 2018, Det.-Sgt. Shane Donovan fired 10 shots at Parker after the two men got into a physical fight while responding to a car accident in Pelham, Ont.

Donovan was initially charged (including with attempted murder) by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the civilian law enforcement agency that conducts investigations into circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in serious injury, death or allegations of sexual assault.

All the charges against Donovan were dropped by the Crown. Parker was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting a superior officer and assault with a weapon.

In the trial late last year, Donovan said he drew his gun after Parker pushed him, hit him with "haymaker" punches and pulled his baton on Donovan. Donovan said he began shooting when Parker reached for his own gun, and kept shooting until Parker was down.

In late December 2021, the charges against Parker were stayed in light of a provincial police forensic examination that found Donovan may have lied while testifying about accessing evidence.

On Friday, in regards to this week's charges against Parker, CBC Hamilton called and sent an email to his lawyer, who represented him at the 2021 trial involving the other officer, but had not yet received a response at publication time.

Parker needs to retire immediately.
 

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Niagara police officer who shot fellow cop in 2018 charged with perjury

Hamilton police were asked to investigate following concerns that Sgt. Shane Donovan may not have been truthful in his testimony at Parker’s trial last year.

Niagara police say the investigation concluded Tuesday, and Donovan has been charged with one count of perjury.

Donovan is scheduled to appear in a Hamilton court on Dec. 12.


 

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I don't think this recording of Donovan's call after he shot Parker has been posted before:

Hear the frantic call made by Niagara police sergeant moments after shooting one of his colleagues

The court heard what happened in the moments after Niagara regional police Sergeant Shane Donovan opened fire on a fellow officer. Donovan testified that he called for help as constable Nathan Parker lay bloodied, yelling on the ground. Kelly Botelho reports.

 
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