Despite being fired in November for insubordination and discreditable conduct, Timothy McPhee, the former Brantford cop who is facing allegations of possessing child porn, is back on the payroll. Thanks to the Police Services Act, Tim McPhee enjoys his salary despite being suspended from duty.
Timothy McPhee is appealing the decision made by hearing officer Neale Tweedy on October 28, which gave McPhee seven days to either resign or be fired. A week later, McPhee was fired. McPhee, not disputing the facts of the case, is only disputing the penalty to the Ontario Police Commission. McPhee feels like he should only be demoted or otherwise penalized less for inappropriately using the confidential police information database to look up several individuals, including the husband of a woman he was having an affair with, as well as leaving an auxiliary officer in a patrol car alone while he had an affair with another woman.
Bernard Cummins, McPhee’s lawyer, must file materials pertaining to the appeal within 30 days of receiving transcripts of the disciplinary hearing. After that, a hearing date will be set. The Timothy McPhee drama continues, at Brantford taxpayer’s expense.