Calgary police officer sent to work with children after being disciplined for sexually deviant behavior on the job


A Calgary police officer facing indecent act charges had previously been assigned to work with children after being disciplined in a separate incident for deviant sexual behavior on the job against a vulnerable person, CBC News has learned.

const. Daryn Emmett was charged in July, and while the Calgary Police Service (CPS) has not released details of the allegations against Emmett, sources with knowledge of the investigation say he is accused of masturbated during a massage appointment.

In an unrelated incident, Emmett was disciplined in 2017 for using CPS social media accounts to send sexually explicit messages and photos to a woman known to police who suffers from mental health issues.

Some of Emmett’s photos were taken on police premises and some messages were sent while he was on the date, according to the disciplinary decision.

Sent to work at YouthLink

In the end, a three-year reprimand was issued and attached to Emmett’s personnel file.

After that, he was sent to work at YouthLink, the Calgary Police’s interpretive center for children, sources confirmed.

The CPS did not acknowledge that Emmett worked at YouthLink, but said « complaints about officer conduct are taken seriously. »

« Privacy legislation prevents the Calgary Police Service from commenting on work history, including discipline, » the service said in a written statement.

« Agent Emmett is assigned to the Court & Disclosure Unit and has been placed on administrative leave pending review. »

Emmett’s attorney, Shamsher Kothari, would not comment on his client’s time at YouthLink or the previous disciplinary decision.

Regarding his client’s pending criminal charges since July, Kothari said he is awaiting disclosure of the charge.

339 message pages

According to a 10-page disciplinary decision dated December 14, 2017, Emmett pleaded guilty to dishonorable conduct and insubordination for offenses that occurred between August 30 and December 22, 2015.

Meanwhile, Emmett was in the public affairs and media relations unit which had access to the service’s social media accounts.

Emmett admitted to messaging through the CPS Facebook account to a woman whom CBC News identifies only as AC.

During the Professional Standards investigation, AC turned over 339 pages of online communications with Emmett.

A message quoted in the disciplinary decision reads:

« You’re 35, yes… you’re in your sexual prime… In your mid-thirties, how do you survive on your own without physicals, I mean… »

In his decision, the president, retired Superintendent Paul Manuel, called the messages « pornographic, erotic, lewd and obscene. »

Emmett is back in court in September for his July criminal charge.



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