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Statement from Lori Lamb

Statement from Lori Lamb

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Published by Mariam Ibrahim
Statement released by Lori Lamb, a 15-year-member of the Edmonton Police Service who was fired at the conclusion of her police disciplinary hearing in January 2013 after being found guilty of five counts of police misconduct.
Statement released by Lori Lamb, a 15-year-member of the Edmonton Police Service who was fired at the conclusion of her police disciplinary hearing in January 2013 after being found guilty of five counts of police misconduct.

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Published by: Mariam Ibrahim on Jan 30, 2013
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I have been a loyal and dedicated member of the EPS for over 15 years and I am very disappointed in both

the decision rendered against me the week before Christmas as well as with my sentencing today. Without the benefit of proper training and advice in this subject area, I made mistakes in how I protected the identity of a confidential informant. I should have reviewed policy and consulted with subject matter experts. Now, I have lost the career that I loved. I am troubled that EPS continues to seek the most severe punishment, the equivalent of capital punishment in the employment context, in circumstances that seem to call for remediation and rehabilitation. Progressive discipline does not seem to exist anymore in EPS. Instead of using this as a training opportunity for the service, the Chief and his designates have chosen to make an example out of me. I’ll be appealing this decision and I therefore don’t want to say anymore about the merits of it other than I believe our officers are being held to an unattainable standard and that makes me very sad for those that I leave behind and for the citizens of Edmonton. There appear to be many issues with the EPS disciplinary process that involve collateral issues, personal views and bias. I will continue fighting, as my good faith mistakes certainly do not warrant the termination of my loyal employment after so many years with good record. I hope that my speaking out will bring much needed attention to this matter, as others have recently suffered this same way and I do not want anyone else to suffer the same unjust fate in the future.

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