Thank you for printing the story about Sgt. Curtis Rutt, who bravely came forward with observations about the Orangeville Police Service that warrant a full investigation by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission.
Sgt. Rutt appears to be a whistleblower in the classic sense of that description. We are all indebted to people like him that risk their reputation and personal safety to expose uncomfortable truths about systems that are out of control.
I encourage anyone who sees wrongs being committed to come forward, knowing they have supporters who thank them for doing their part to improve society.
Unfortunately, I believe an organization like the police attracts a lot of people that are only too willing to follow orders blindly without a thought to the consequences.
Paul Donat, Orangeville