In this security footage, Officer Ian Melbourne in Hamilton, Ontario, knocks on a woman’s door and asks to speak to her. He notices the camera and alerts his partner to it. You open the door just crack, locked. It turns out that the officer is there to give her a warning from the homeowner and that he doesn’t want to hear a word she has to say.
If it sounds like just another nice annoying record of a hostile and disrespectful cop scolding and threatening someone for no good reason, watch until the end for a surprise.
A police officer in Hamilton has been placed on probation for 18 months after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman in February 2021.
Court documents seen by CBC Hamilton show Const. Ian Melbourne has nine conditions for his suspension issued on November 10, and they include:
Write a letter of apology to the woman he rushed into.
Avoid any contact with it (except in the inevitable emergency).
Attend anger management classes.
Complete 150 hours of community service.
CBC News has agreed to withhold the woman’s name due to safety concerns.
“It will frame Melbourne’s letter of apology,” said the woman.
Moreover, this isn’t Melbourne’s only rodeo: he’s the star of another front-page story about his behavior published by The Hamilton Spectator: “Officer denies excessive force and racial slurs.”
fixed amount. Ian Melbourne has denied that he used excessive force, racial slurs or threatened to punch Ricky Jeremiah in the face during a late-night police stop in downtown Hamilton six years ago.
Jeremiah, a 50-year-old black preacher of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hamilton Mountain, is suing Melbourne and four other Hamilton police officers for assault, false arrest, and violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms over an altercation that occurred early February 13, 2012.