The Ontario Provincial Police aren't laying charges in a leak about the 1996 visit to a massage parlour that found NDP Leader Jack Layton inside.
The police force was investigating the information leak about the 1996 incident at the request of the Toronto Police Service, whose officers raided a suspected bawdy house posing as a massage parlour in 1996.
One of the officers found Layton inside. Layton said he wasn't aware it was a bawdy house and never went back. He was never arrested or charged.
It's illegal to leak police information. A retired officer involved in the visit let a reporter see his notebooks from the investigation in the final days of the election campaign that saw the NDP more than double its seats in the House of Commons and become the Official Opposition.
"The investigation has concluded and criminal charges will not be laid," said a statement released by the provincial police.
"The investigation resulted in the returning of a number of police notebooks to the Toronto Police Service that were in the possession of a former member."
Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash told CBC News that the force is doing an internal review on procedures related to retired officers keeping their police memo books, which are police property.
The notebooks contain officers' notes, suspicions and evidence that, at the time recorded, have not been tested in court.
"We're going to see if any changes [in policy] need to be made," Pugash said...Why bother? Your policies appear to be working out just fine (for leftist hypocrites caught in compromising situations).