Ottawa police officer admits donating to 'freedom convoy'

Ottawa policewoman admits donating to “freedom convoy ;»

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An Ottawa police officer has admitted donating to the “freedom convoy” GoFundMe platform that took to the streets of the federal capital for several weeks last February.< /p>

Officer Kristina Neilson pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of dishonorable conduct under the Police Services Act, CBC News reported.

The law enforcement representative reportedly donated $55 on the fundraising platform on January 23, two days after the demonstrators who were part of the convoy began arriving in Ottawa.< /p>

When the collection for the convoy was removed from the GoFundMe platform due to a violation of its terms of service, this donation was refunded to him. The police officer, however, donated the same amount to another collection platform for the convoy, GiveSendGo, which was also reimbursed to her.

The Ottawa Police Service Professional Standards Unit had been informed of this matter last February and an investigation by the Professional Standards Section was then launched.

The officer has no prior history of misconduct. A judgment is expected at a later date.