Police tap into fund intended for victims of crime

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Police tap into fund intended for victims of crime

Which would be okay - except that they already collect worker's compensation and other insurance payments for this.

 

http://thestar.com/news/gta/article/702444


A provincial fund that compensates civilians victimized by violent crime is routinely and increasingly paying "pain and suffering" cash awards to police officers who suffer minor injuries on the job. Workplace insurance already compensates these injured officers.

A Toronto Star investigation has found that since 2005, more than 400 officers and prison guards across Ontario received a total of $1.5 million from the taxpayer-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).