Article by Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun
A Toronto cop who overdosed on cannabis-oil infused chocolate seized in a police raid must wait until Nov. 26 to learn whether he’ll wind up with a criminal record.
Vittorio Dominelli pleaded guilty last Friday to attempting to obstruct justice in front of Justice Mary Misener, who will pass sentence on Nov. 26. She could impose a sentence that will give Dominelli a criminal record on that day.
Defence lawyer Peter Brauti urged the judge to spare the 13-year police veteran a record by giving him a conditional discharge with 200 hours of community service.
Crown attorney Philip Perlmutter is seeking a conditional or stay-at-home sentence of 21 months, with Dominelli serving the first 10 months under house arrest. That sentence would saddle Dominelli with a record.
Dominelli’s actions endangered both citizens and police officers, diverted scarce police resources to a situation created by his choice and triggered the withdrawal of all charges against the dispensary accused, said Perlmutter.