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The McCallion Letters

City of Mississauga Corporate Security: Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Secretive Police Force

June 26th, 2012  

For the record, the following video documents the Digital Ally video event recorder tucked inside each City of Mississauga Corporate Security Response Unit as well as March 18, 2012 footage of two City of Mississauga Response Units parked outside Peel Police 11 Division at Dundas and Erin Mills Parkway.

As usual, we provide a video transcript.

City of Mississauga Corporate Security: Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Secretive Police Force (6:27 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BEGINS]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, reporting from inside City of Mississauga Corporate Security “677” Response Unit,  June 19, 2012

It is Tuesday, June the 19th, 2012 and you won’t believe this, but I’m leaning against and inside a City of Mississauga “knob unit” —”677″. And I’ve come primarily to check on the Digital Ally that was, that I noticed, I guess it was Friday, when I was videotaping it at Celebration Square.

And I was very fortunate because I’ve had the opportunity to talk to Peel Regional Police as well as the OPP. And both Peel Police and OPP do not use video systems in their cruisers.

In the case of the OPP; however, they said they’d love to have them, but you know the problem with money.

But what we have here are security guards that are using Digital Ally in their Police Package Dodge Chargers!

And what I want to do is I just want to take some pictures here. And especially of this.

And of course, I’m videotaping myself because it’s—

I tell you something. It’s really hot in here too.

[to cute little kid 9/10 years old now sitting in the passenger seat] Thank you. That’s cool.

Cute little kid 9/10 years old seated in the “677” Response Unit passenger seat

Where did you get that?

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, photographing Digital Ally from inside City of Mississauga Corporate Security “677” Response Unit,  June 19, 2012

What? My camera? Or the computer?

Cute little kid 9/10 years old seated in the “677” Response Unit passenger seat

The computer.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, photographing Digital Ally from inside City of Mississauga Corporate Security “677” Response Unit,  June 19, 2012

Oh. They have all kinds of interesting stuff on that computer, guy.

Cute little kid 9/10 years old seated in the “677” Response Unit passenger seat

[regarding Digital Ally] I wanna go on YouTube.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, fiddling –you know, inside a City of Mississauga Corporate Security “677” Response Unit,  June 19, 2012

It’s not that kind of camera.

Cute little kid 9/10 years old seated in the “677” Response Unit passenger seat

[inaudible]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, finished photographing Digital Ally inside City of Mississauga Corporate Security “677” Response Unit,  June 19, 2012

I’m not sure you want to push those buttons or not. Okay. Good meeting ya.

[DIP TO WHITE]
[Footage detailing Digital Ally inside City of Mississauga Corporate Security “677” Response Unit]

Includes the following warnings.

Do NOT engage City of Mississauga Corporate Security guards or their bosses without at least an audio-recorder going!

and

Procedure for self-protection following any incident involving Mississauga Corporate Security or City of Mississauga Staff

MOST IMPORTANT!

For your own protection regardless of whether you are in the wrong, as soon as practical after an incident, file a Freedom of Information form requesting:

All records, emails, and any other documents pertaining to [your name].
All records, emails, and any other documents including any video surveillance footage

pertaining to the incident of [date] at [location] involving [your name] and [Mississauga Corporate Security or City staff].

The filing fee is $5.00.

Forms are available at City of Mississauga ONLINE FORM:

Access / Correction Request – Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


[CROSS DISSOLVE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, driving south on Erin Mills Parkway to Peel Regional Police 11 Division,  March 18, 2012

It is Sunday, March the 18th 2012, —day after St. Patrick’s Day.

And it just occurred to me that I need to file a report.

And I’m going to go here at the Peel Police 11 Division because the Response Units —two City of Mississauga Response Units, that I had seen earlier— I’d gone to buy a Subway in Streetsville and noticed one of —the Response Units —were going together along, let me see, Britannia.

And the one that was following actually had its lights going. And I found that suspicious.

And then later on, I’m driving, just because I like to drive my Dodge Charger [turns off car] and was going this way —let me just do this a little bit here on an angle. There we go.

It’s the —can’t see it from here, I think it’s the “677”, “678” car. It doesn’t matter.

The thing is that I’ll be filing Freedom of Information on what the incident is. And it has to be because like I said, one of those Response Units had their back lights flashing. And now that they’re here I can only assume that —just go back a little bit— that they may have brought a prisoner. And dropped him off here at Peel Police.

And one thing I want, for the record, and it’s important to say —when anybody gets confronted by these security guards, you’re in big trouble. They lie.

[DIP TO WHITE]
[interview with Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

City Staff lie!

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion—

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

No. This is on video.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 28, 2012

It is your opinion that City Staff lie and I take exception to that.

MISSISSAUGAWATCH interview with Ken Owen, March 26, 2012

Okay.

Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Facilities/Property Management and Corporate Security, March 26, 2012

City Staff are professional, honest and hard-working and your allegations of lying are completely without foundation.

So stop saying that they lie. They do not lie.

[DIP TO WHITE]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH, driving south on Erin Mills Parkway to Peel Regional Police 11 Division,  March 18, 2012

They have nothing! Nothing in the way of Ethics. Or oversight. And I mean the two go hand-in-hand.

So. One thing I do not want is now for [starts car] you know, to be here and having those security guards walk out and see me here.

So. It’s time to bugger off.

 

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]

Last. Had to laugh when I was working up this video. As I was examining the June 19th footage, the audio picked up a City of Mississauga Security guard refer to the Digital Ally as a “Digital System” rather than a “Video System”. Or more accurately an on-board video event recorder.

Even funnier (and absolutely shameless) was the City of Mississauga Security guard who told the public “We’re a great service”.

HAHAHAHAAHAHA!

Normally I’d file a complaint but I know the City’s Security public complaints process is totally fraudulent! (And yes, I’m laughing as I type this.)

 

Signed,
MISSISSAUGAWATCH

 

Who at City of Mississauga authorized purchase and use of City of Mississauga Corporate Security "Digital Ally" video systems in Security cars when neither Peel or Ontario Provincial Police use video recorders in cars?

Click here to access (2797 x 9616) original sized image on Flickr.

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