Windsor Police Constable David Bshouty was arraigned today, after being arrested entering the United States from Windsor on Saturday, April 12, following a two-month long internal investigation.
On Monday, February 10, Windsor Police received an anonymous tip regarding illegal drug activity involving Constable Bshouty.
The Windsor Police Risk Management Unit opened a criminal investigation.
On Friday, February 14, Windsor Police contacted U.S. Homeland Security authorities to assist with the investigation.
The Windsor Police Service (WPS) continued their investigation, using "all legal and available means, including covert measures and assets" to gather evidence of Constable Bshouty's illegal activities, according to a Police press release.
Constable Bshouty was arraigned today at the 36th District Court, 421 Madison Avenue. He is charged with Felony possession of a Controlled Substance less than 25 grams. At this time Constable Bshouty has not been released from custody.
"We're extremely angered," said WPS Chief Al Frederick during a press conference at police headquarters on Monday afternoon. "We're frustrated from top to bottom."
The WPS is continuing with their criminal investigation and should additional charges be warranted, David Bshouty will be arrested and charged for those offences.
Constable Bshouty has been suspended from duty with pay.
A parallel Police Services Act investigation is also ongoing.
David Bshouty was hired as a cadet by the Windsor Police Service in February 2009. He currently holds the rank of Constable in Patrol Services where he has worked since his hiring.