Article by Jesse McLean, The Toronto Star
Durham police’s civilian oversight board discussed how an active officer was allowed to co-own an unlicensed medical marijuana shop that offers customers drug products that are illegal to sell.
What did the board decide? The public is not allowed to know.
At the end of Monday’s Durham Regional Police Board meeting, member Bill McLean said he was going to raise his questions about the controversy in camera — legalese for in private.
McLean, a Pickering councillor and former Toronto police sergeant, had previously said he wanted answers following a Star investigation into the marijuana company, Living On Inc., which was co-owned by veteran Const. Phil Edgar.
“I think it’s our job as a board to ask those questions and get those answers,” McLean previously told the Star.
After briefly consulting with Roger Anderson, the head of the police board, McLean opted to ask his questions behind closed doors. In a text after the meeting, McLean said, “I asked the questions that I had in camera and I am satisfied with the answers I received.”