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Sep 8, 2016

Commissioner Whylie does not believe Mason infiltrated upper echelon of Police

Accused murderer William Mason returns to court in the next few days, but he once boasted that he had a number of officers on his payroll, including members of the Gang Suppression and the Special Patrol Units. In fact, pictures surfaced of the former head of the GSU socializing at his farm. In an extended interview with News Five, Mark Flowers said that he was in fact undercover. And then, there is Glenn Caliz, the Acting GSU Commander, who once worked security duties for the man also known as Ted Ouellet. The media also asked Commissioner Whylie if he believes that Mason infiltrated high levels of his department.

 

Allen Whylie, ComPol

Allen Whylie

“I haven’t heard Mister Mason said that. I have heard that he was friends with some police officers including some members of the special patrol unit, but I don’t know if I could draw the conclusion that he had infiltrated the higher echelon of the police department. There is no indication of that to myself; no such information has been shared with me so whilst that might be your opinion and the public opinion, I don’t share that opinion. I am aware of the photograph because I had seen a photograph in the media and I’ve also heard the allegations against the acting OC of the GSU. But I would not put those persons as being the upper echelon on the police department. When I look at the upper echelon, I’m looking at myself, the deputy, the assistant commissioners of police; those are considered the upper echelons and I have no indication that any of those officers knew or befriended Mister Mason.”

 

Reporter

“Was Mister Flowers undercover?”

 

Allen Whylie

“Well I was out of the country so I don’t know. I have to go on what he’s saying and what he told the media.”

 

Reporter

“But sir, will you tell your lead investigators to look into that? To interview for instance the head of SPU and Mark Flowers as well to find out what was their relationship with Mason.”

 

Allen Whylie

“Well I don’t know if that has not been looked into. As I said, I haven’t read the file, I haven’t asked for the file. It is a murder file like other files; I don’t normally ask for murder files. As far as I am concerned it is just another murder file.”

 

Reporter

“But it is not just a murder file if you have all these allegations about your officers—officers commanding different units who were said to have questionable relationships with this man.”

 

Allen Whylie

“But I haven’t heard any allegations as you are saying allegations.”

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