Ottawa police staff sergeant pleads guilty to personal use of police databases

OTTAWA — An Ottawa police staff sergeant could face a seven-month demotion after she pleaded guilty Thursday to accessing police databases for personal use 169 times in three years.

 “I apologize and you can rest assured this won’t happen again,” Fournier told the hearing. “It wasn’t for personal use. It was to protect a little boy.”

The Ottawa police professional standards section began an investigation, reviewing the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) and Record Management System (RMS) logs.

Police determined that Fournier made 77 CPIC queries and accessed RMS 92 times for personal reasons.

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