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Female OPP officer busted in Barrie for alleged '15 minutes

Postby Thomas » Mon Oct 30, 2023 4:32 pm

Female OPP officer busted in Barrie for alleged '15 minutes of terror'

An on-duty OPP officer allegedly broke into her ex-boyfriend’s Barrie home and left his new girlfriend terrified.

CTV News Barrie reports that OPP Const. Amanda Farrell will be in court on Friday to answer the charges.

Chantelle Stamcos told the network of the September 2022 incident: “It was 15 minutes of terror. It was very scary. She was in full uniform, hand on her weapon most of the time.”

According to Stamcos, Farrell was upset that her ex-boyfriend had put their relationship behind him and had moved on.

The cop allegedly used the door’s security keypad, entered the house and confronted her ex-beau and his new flame. Farrell reportedly began yelling at Stamcos.

She was allegedly on duty, wearing her uniform and carrying her weapons.

“We at one point had said, ‘If you don’t leave, we’re going to have to call the police,’ and she said, ‘I am the police,'” Stamcos told CTV.

In the wake of the incident, Farrell allegedly claimed that her ex-beau assaulted her during the time they dated. CTV said charges were filed but later dropped.

One month after the September 2022 incident, cops charged Farrell with break-and-enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, two counts of assault, criminal harassment, mischief, and forcible confinement.

The assault charges are not connected to the Stamcos incident.

The charges have not eased Stamcos’ fears.

“I was very worried because I kept asking the police, ‘Can you at least just tell me she had her weapon taken away? At least just tell me she’s not responding to calls in my area anymore,'” Stamcos told CTV.

“I just feel like people should know. I just feel like it’s not right that someone like that can carry a weapon and have that authority and be a police officer. I don’t think that’s who the police would want to have representing them, and I think people should know that that happened.”

The OPP said in a statement to CTV: “We cannot comment on the matter as it deals with intimate partner violence. As the matter is now before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment.”

However, the provincial police said that while Farrell is not suspended, she is currently off on unrelated leave.

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Ontario officer faces criminal charges for alleged break-in,

Postby Thomas » Mon Oct 30, 2023 4:34 pm

Ontario officer faces criminal charges for alleged break-in, assault while on duty

An Ontario Provincial Police officer faces criminal charges following allegations she broke into her former boyfriend's home while on duty.

"It was 15 minutes of terror. It was very scary. She was in full uniform, hand on her weapon most of the time," claims Chantelle Stamcos.

Stamcos said she has lived in fear since the alleged incident happened over a year ago in September.

Stamcos said OPP Const. Amanda Farrell was upset her ex-boyfriend had moved on and entered their home using the door's keypad and confronted the couple, yelling at Stamcos while on duty and in uniform, equipped with her weapons.

"We at one point had said, 'If you don't leave, we're going to have to call the police,' and she said, 'I am the police,'" Stamcos said.

Weeks after the alleged incident, the officer claimed her former boyfriend had assaulted her months earlier while they dated. Charges were filed but later dropped.

Following a police investigation months later, Farrell was charged with break-and-enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault, criminal harassment, mischief, and forcible confinement.

Since the charges were laid, Stamcos said she feels she’s been left in the dark.

"I was very worried because I kept asking the police, 'Can you at least just tell me she had her weapon taken away? At least just tell me she's not responding to calls in my area anymore," Stamcos said, adding the alleged event has shaken her family and left her traumatized.

She said she wants to see justice served - even to those held to a higher standard.

CTV News reached out to the OPP for comment and was provided with this statement, "We cannot comment on the matter as it deals with intimate partner violence. As the matter is now before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment."

The OPP did confirm that the officer is not suspended but off on an unrelated leave.

"I just feel like people should know. I just feel like it's not right that someone like that can carry a weapon and have that authority and be a police officer. I don't think that's who the police would want to have representing them, and I think people should know that that happened," Stamcos concluded.

The accused is scheduled to make her next virtual court appearance on Friday.

The allegations against Farrell have not been tested in court.

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‘It was 15 minutes of terror’: Uniformed cop accused of brea

Postby Thomas » Mon Oct 30, 2023 4:35 pm

‘It was 15 minutes of terror’: Uniformed cop accused of breaking into ex’s home and harassing new girlfriend

A woman is speaking out after her boyfriend’s ex — a cop — allegedly broke into their home while armed and in uniform and confronted the couple.

Chantelle Stamcos told Canadian television station CTV that Ontario Provincial Police Const. Amanda Farrell illegally entered the home Stamcos shares with her boyfriend, who is also Farrell’s ex.

Stamcos said that she entered the home using a keypad on the door and confronted the couple, yelling at Stamcos in an intimidating way.

“It was 15 minutes of terror,” Stamcos told the station. “It was very scary. She was in full uniform, hand on her weapon most of the time.”

Stamcos said she and her boyfriend told Farrell to leave and said that if she didn’t they would call the police.

“I am the police,” Farrell reportedly replied.

According to Stamcos, the home invasion happened more than a year ago, and that Farrell was upset that Stamcos’ boyfriend had moved on from his relationship with her. Stamcos said she has been living in fear ever since.

Farrell, meanwhile, has been charged with break-and-enter with intent to commit an indictable offense, two counts of assault, criminal harassment, mischief, and forcible confinement, CTV reported.

The accused woman said that her former boyfriend assaulted her months earlier when they were together, according to CTV. Charges were initially filed and later dropped.

In a statement emailed to Law&Crime, the Ontario Provincial Police declined to comment.

“We cannot comment on this matter as it deals with intimate partner violence,” the statement said. “As this matter is now before the courts, it would also not be appropriate to comment.”

The spokesperson did confirm that Farrell is still on the force.

“The individual you asked about is still a member of the OPP, presently on an unrelated leave of absence,” the email said.

Stamcos, meanwhile, says she will continue to talk about her experience.

“I just feel like people should know,” she told CTV. “I just feel like it’s not right that someone like that can carry a weapon and have that authority and be a police officer. I don’t think that’s who the police would want to have representing them, and I think people should know that that happened.”

Farrell is scheduled for a virtual court appearance on Friday, CTV reported.

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Ontario Cop Charged for Assaulting Ex’s Partner in Jealous R

Postby Thomas » Mon Oct 30, 2023 4:50 pm

Ontario Cop Charged for Assaulting Ex’s Partner in Jealous Rage

In an unexpected turn of events, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police has been criminally charged following accusations of breaking into her former lover’s home and assaulting his current partner while in service.

Chantelle Stamcos was the alleged victim of the terrifying ordeal that she stated lasted for a chilling 15 minutes. She recounted, in fearful detail, how the officer entered their home in full uniform, her hand frequently resting ominously on her weapon. This incident, which reportedly occurred more than a year ago, has cast a long shadow over Stamcos’ life.

According to Stamcos, Constable Amanda Farrell of the Ontario Provincial Police committed a dramatic and unannounced entry into their dwelling using the keypad on the door. In uniform and armed, she confronted the couple. The officer, allegedly unable to accept that her ex-boyfriend had moved on, yelled at Stamcos threateningly.

During the incident, Stamcos recalled telling Farrell, “If you don’t leave, we’re going to have to call the police,” to which she retorted, “I am the police.”

The plot took another intriguing twist weeks after the reported break-in when Farrell claimed her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her while they were dating. A charge was filed but was later dismissed.

Months later, after an official investigation, Farrell found herself on the receiving end of several serious charges. These included break-and-enter with intention of committing an indictable offence, two counts of assault, criminal harassment, mischief, and forcible confinement.

From the moment the charges were announced, Stamcos has claimed feeling abandoned and uninformed. She expressed persistent fear over whether the officer had been disarmed or whether Farrell would still be reporting to service calls within her vicinity. The incident allegedly has left scars not only on Stamcos but also her family.

Stamcos insists on justice, asserting that even those in positions of power should not evade their consequences. She argues that it’s vital for the public to know about the incident – emphasizing that misuse of power, especially when linked to those in uniform, is not acceptable.

Whilst the Ontario Provincial Police declined to comment citing the intimate nature of the charges, they did confirm that Farrell is currently off on leave for unrelated reasons. Despite the accusations, they have not been confirmed by a court of law.

Farrell is expected to attend her subsequent virtual court hearing this Friday.

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Crown yanks plea deal for OPP officer accused of attacking h

Postby Thomas » Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:02 pm

Crown yanks plea deal for OPP officer accused of attacking her ex-beau

Farrell wouldn't cop to other allegations in the statement

An OPP officer accused of attacking her ex-boyfriend in a fit of jealousy has had her plea deal yanked.

According to CTV News, Amanda Farrell had pleaded guilty to the assault but about an hour later, the Crown withdrew the deal. Prosecutors cited new information.

Crown Attorney Ameen Al Rohani read the agreed statement of facts. He said that the 39-year-old mother of two got into an argument at her ex-boyfriend’s home. She stopped him from leaving the bathroom, holding onto his shirt and twisting his arm before he got away.

The entire escapade was captured on video.

But Farrell wouldn’t cop to other allegations in the statement. At that point, the Crown flipped and decided it would not be staying the agreed-upon charges.

The brouhaha erupted with violent incidents in July and September 2022. Farrell faces six charges.

During the September 2022 incident, she allegedly showed up at her ex-boyfriend’s home while in uniform and still on duty. She then entered the home of her one-time paramour — also an OPP officer — uninvited.

Her former beau’s girlfriend told CTV News in 2023: “We at one point had said, ‘If you don’t leave, we’re going to have to call the police,’ and she said, ‘I am the police.'”

The terrified woman added she was afraid of Farrell, who claimed her ex-boyfriend assaulted her earlier and filed charges against him. Halton Regional Police investigated and dropped the probe.

“(Farrell) should have known better as an officer of the law. I would expect better. The public would expect better behaviour,” the Crown said in sentencing submissions.

Farrell’s legal eagle claimed her client and ex-boyfriend were in a toxic relationship that was complicated. She realizes now that “her career as a police officer may very well be over.”

Her lawyer added that Farrell is now studying to be an accountant.

She returns to court in June.

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Crown withdraws anticipated plea deal for OPP officer

Postby Thomas » Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:04 pm

There were dramatic moments inside an Orangeville courtroom on Monday as sentencing for an OPP officer accused of assaulting her former boyfriend two years ago was delayed.

About an hour after Amanda Farrell pleaded guilty to the assault, the Crown withdrew the plea deal, citing new information.

The court heard it was on that basis the plea had been struck.

Crown Attorney Ameen Al Rohani read to the court the Agreed Statement of Fact, noting that Farrell admitted to getting into an argument at the home with her former boyfriend when she stopped him from leaving the bathroom, holding on to his shirt and twisting his arm before he left. The interaction was recorded on video.

Farrell, however, did not admit to the other allegations described in the Agreed Statement of Fact. The Crown decided it would not be staying the charges as previously agreed upon.

Farrell is facing six counts, including assault, relating to incidents in July and then September 2022 when she is accused of showing up at her ex's home while on duty and in full uniform and entering the home uninvited.

Her former boyfriend is also an OPP officer.

In an interview with CTV News in October 2023, his girlfriend said she feared for her safety and retaliation by the female officer, saying, "We at one point had said, 'If you don't leave, we're going to have to call the police,' and she said, 'I am the police."

Two weeks later, Farrell claimed the man assaulted her months earlier while they were dating, and charges against him were filed but later dropped by Halton Police, which conducted the investigation involving the two OPP officers.

Along with being accused of break-and-enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, Farrell also faced another count of assault along with criminal harassment, mischief and forcible confinement.

All the remaining charges were to be stayed, but on Monday, the Crown said new information had come to his attention, and he now wished to proceed with the charges.

In sentencing submissions to the court, the Crown argued Farrell "should have known better as an officer of the law," adding, "I would expect better. The public would expect better behaviour."

Defence Lawyer Naomi Lutes told the court Farrell "realizes her career as a police officer may very well be over" and that she would "likely be seeking new employment in the near future."

The defence said Farrell and her former boyfriend were in a complicated and toxic relationship.

Farrell's lawyer told the court the 39-year-old single mother of two school-aged children is studying to become an accountant.

The matter returns to court in late June.

The allegations against Farrell have not been tested in court.

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