Burnaby Mountie loses pay after calling woman “a dirty slut”

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

A Burnaby Mountie has been docked pay after he used vulgar language toward a woman while the two argued over a parking spot.

Constable Harinder Paul Pabla was off-duty in 2011 when a woman took a parking spot he was aiming for at the Willowbrook Mall in Langley.

The two got into a heated argument, the woman often swearing.

According to an RCMP disciplinary decision, Pabla called her a “dirty slut” and used other sexually explicit language.

The woman kicked him and bashed him with her purse.

A judge later found her to have assaulted Pabla.

But an RCMP adjudicator says he should have handled the situation differently as a 16-year police officer, using such language.

He has been reprimanded and ordered to forfeit six days’ pay.

Comments

  1. Good….an RCMP officer , or any other police officer has a responsibility to demonstrate they have the necessary discipline and intelligence to be a good solid citizen , given that while on duty they are given powers far beyond what the average citizen has.

    It is not only necessary, it is imperative, that they be able to demonstrate anger management and self control at all times !

  2. This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read. If he were on the job and arguing with somebody over a parking spot to go shopping I may understand the RCMP reprimanding him somehow but to be docked 6 days pay because your language is not appropriate is going too far. That accounts to probably a $2500 fine for using bad language.

    How about police officers who drink a lot off duty? How about police officers who cheat on their husband while off duty? How about officers who tell a sexist or racist joke while off duty? How is it appropriate to hold someone accountable for something they did off the job and for something that has nothing to do with the job?

    This is amazing since the RCMP encourages its members to participate in one of the most outrageous displays of public nudity and sexually charged atmospheres every year called the pride parade. What makes vulgar language less appropriate than vulgar actions?

    • Obviously never been to a Pride Parade and thanks for dragging what is a good time enjoyed by hundreds of thousands out into your point.
      I actually agreed with you until you brought the parade into it.

      If you find the parade vulgar, don’t attend. This is why you won’t see me at Visakhi or Santa’s parade. so I guess we’re even now. I feel so much better.

    • PS, Did you want to meet at Kits Beach today after work? You will find an outrageous display of nudity as well. Then we can head over to English Bay, Sunset Beach, 2nd Beach and 3rd for some of that as well. Maybe we’ll be able to squeeze in Wreck Beach? Oh wait, your head might explode.
      LOL.

      • HA HA Ha. You got so even with me. You completely missed my point. It was an observation at how inconsistent the RCMP is and that their decision making is based solely on political correctness.

        Wreck beach is fine. The nudists keep to themselves and the RCMP is not encouraging their members to march around in Red Serge to support the people laying around on the beach. I do find it a little ridiculous however, how many members of the public find that they need to show off as much of their skin as possible in public.

        • HA HA HA Point not missed.

          Like Wreck Beach, the parade goers keep to themselves as well and a parade route. Don’t like it, don’t go.

          If showing skin is ridiculous, then we won’t be seeing you at the beach, which is great, more for the rest of us.
          Take care
          Ha ha ha!

  3. I wonder if this might have turned out better had he not used the word “dirty” when arguing with this woman.

    Maybe the reprimand is OK, but forfeiting pay in my opinion goes too far.

  4. I find myself RARELY siding with police when there is a complaint. I think police lie almost ALL the time whether at work or not and live a life of near impunity whether they kill people with unopened beer in Houston B.C. or kill Polish tourists awake for 41 hours that can’t speak English or even share the same alphabet.

    However in this case, swearing is not against the law.
    I dislike the level to which our discourse has dropped, but it’s not illegal and the woman may well have stolen his parking spot.

    For the cop’s employer to stick their nose into a matter where his adversary was convicted of a criminal offence against him is the epitome of political correctness.

    Now imagine if the rolls were reversed and the cop was a woman and use HIGHLY offensive language at a male driver and the male driver puched out the off duty cop.
    Undoubtedly that fella would serve jail time and there would have been no RCMP internal PC crap.

  5. How does arguing over a parking spot, yes, a parking spot, turn into the off-duty officer’s ability to know the woman’s sexual past?

    Strange on his part
    Strange on her part
    Strange on the RCMP’s part.

    It’s a parking spot, find another one, it’s not worth arguing or losing your job over. my goodness!

    • You truly have an amazing ability to miss the points of both articles and comments.
      Is your invitation above to Wes to take him to those places in search of Ken280?

      • ok, I’ll bite…. what points did I miss enlightened one?

        Isn’t this story about being fired for doing something off-duty while arguing over a parking spot? A parking spot is one of the most ridiculous things to argue about.

        Go ahead and edumacate me.

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