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Durham cop suspended

Citizen says officer intoxicated during house call; cop has been suspended in the past

By Graeme McNaughton/The Oshawa Express

A Durham police officer has been suspended from duty after being found to have been under the influence of alcohol while working.

Just after 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, the officer responded to an Oshawa residence after a teenager had been threatened on Facebook. The officer completed his interview and left the home at around 11:30 p.m.

When the officer left, the homeowner called police, concerned that the officer was showing signs of intoxication. A breath test back at the station resulting in a fail for the officer.

The officer is suspended from duty.

Ian Cameron, an officer in the Central East Division, has been charged with exceeding 80 mgs of alcohol in his blood in connection with this incident.

Cameron is set to appear in court on Sept. 25.

This is not the first time that Cameron has been suspended from the force. He was brought back into active duty last year after having been suspended for several years after he pulled a gun on a fellow officer in a Bowmanville police station in 2009. He would later plead guilty to assault charges. He was given an absolute discharge in the case due to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.