Hamilton Cops -- Suspended with pay! (UPDATED)

The Hamilton Spectator - By Susan Clairmont;

A pair of Hamilton cops -- one a rookie, the other a veteran detective -- are charged with framing a man for a crime he didn't commit.

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First, let's meet the two cops.

Constable Jessica Prazeres has only been wearing a badge for 10 months. She donned a uniform in July and hit the streets with a training officer. She just got off her probation as a new recruit in November when she was allowed for the first time to work on her own.

Her name might not mean much to you. But try Googling Jessica Amaro.

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Then there's Detective Helena Russell. A 16-year veteran. Most recently working out of the Mountain criminal investigation division. Before that she had worked in the sexual assault unit. Russell has had a high community profile in the past few months as president of the Hamilton chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Jessica was the chapter's vice-president.

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They will continue to be paid while they are suspended.

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Only in Canada, eh? ;)

UPDATE (02/03/07) - The Hamilton Spectator, letters to the editor -- Hiring process should weed out bad cops