Three current and former Calgary police officers engaged in a two-year "campaign of harassment" against a Calgary mother with the goal of getting her to give up her parental rights during a bitter custody battle, according to the prosecution at the start of a four-week corruption trial.
Tony Braile, Bryan Morton and Bradford McNish were paid thousands of dollars by a private investigation firm to illegally use Calgary Police Service resources, said Leah Boyd, who is prosecuting the case alongside Julie Snowdon.
The trio face charges of bribery and unauthorized use of a computer system. Braile and Morton also face charges of criminal harassment, while Morton and McNish each face a charge of breach of trust.
All alleged offences stem from activity between 2012 and 2015 during which time all three were CPS officers, though Braile had been suspended for unrelated matters.