Durham cops' cell block video draws fire

A framegrab from a video prepared by some Durham Regional Police officers joking about making a...

A framegrab from a video prepared by some Durham Regional Police officers joking about making a break from cell duty has resulted in an investigation.

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:13 PM ET

TORONTO - A video prepared by some Durham Regional Police officers joking about making a break from cell duty has resulted in an investigation.

“DRPS Chief Const. Mike Ewles has launched an internal investigation after a video depicting three disgruntled employees was posted on YouTube,” said a Durham police release. “On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, a 63-second video appeared on YouTube depicting three employees of the DRPS. It was produced to appear like a Hollywood movie trailer and depicts them trying to get reassigned out of the Court Services Branch.”

Prior to the release, several officers had expressed concerns about the video and spokesman Dave Selby said the chief was alerted.

“The chief is not very happy about this video,” Selby said.


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