Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Constable Nathan Parker’s history of violent outbursts against citizens and fellow cops alike is well known.
What’s less well understood is why this thug still carries a badge and a gun. He is a disaster waiting to explode and, if his long history of physical abuse is anything to go by, it’s only a matter of time before he seriously injures or kills someone.
Nathan Parker’s latest incident of road rage took place in July, according to the Toronto Sun , where the poster-cop for anger management issues allegedly exited his vehicle in St. Catharines and struck the window of another vehicle.
The driver of that vehicle called 911 and NRPS constables responded, at which time they found their highest-profile disgrace was the instigator – again.
Parker was off duty at the time of this latest incident.
On Wednesday, August 17, Halton Regional Police Service investigators arrested Parker and charged him with assault and mischief under $5,000.
I pray that Niagara Regional Police Service brass will finally do the right thing and permanently remove this dangerous and violent man from their police force.
Why it hasn’t happened already is mind-boggling, to say the least.
Nathan Parker’s Violent History
Niagara Regional Police Constable Nathan Parker is a cop with the long history of using excessive force and police brutality.
2005: Nathan Parker and fellow constable Paul Ooscinski were found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct for excessive force and unlawful arrest.
2006: Nathan Parker is found guilty of using excessive force after pepper-sprayed a teenager who was handcuffed in the back of his police cruiser.
2008: Nathan Parker assaults then illegally arrests cyclist Pino Carbonara. Parker’s superior officer, Staff Sgt. Chris Scotland, orders Parker to release Carbonara unconditionally.
“His actions were those of a bully. He’s shown no remorse and is unapologetic. The actions of Const. Parker are an embarrassment to the whole service,” said Niagara Regional Police Inspector Lorne Lillico.
2012: Pleaded guilty to discreditable conduct for conducting his own investigation of a commanding officer.
2013: Parker was involved in another road rage incident where he pulled the driver who had offended him out of his vehicle.
2015: Pleaded guilty to discreditable conduct and unnecessary use of force against a prisoner.
“Should Nathan Parker have been made an officer in the first place? Did he have the right disposition? Did he have the right training? Did he have the right mentorship? Was it the right culture at the Niagara Police Service?” Toronto Lawyer Danielle Robitaille asked during an interview with CBC’s The Fifth Estate,
Nathan Parker has twice been ordered to undergo anger management training. He may have passed the course, but he sure hasn’t integrated its lessons into his life.
Shootout With Det. Sgt. Shane Donovan
March 28, 2019: Tony Loparco, Director of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, recommended charges against Donovan.
November 22, 2019: Almost a year later to the day, Crown counsel dropped all charges against Sergeant Donovan because there was “no reasonable prospect of conviction” against the man who successfully defended his life from an attack by a fellow police officer.
He “believed his actions were fully necessary, fully justified and in defence of his life,” said Joanne Mulcahy, Donovan’s lawyer.
Charges against Nathan Parker for assault with intent to resist arrest, assaulting a police officer and assault with a weapon were eventually dropped, as were attempted murder charges against Det. Donovan.