Funding Cuts Shut Down Electronics Investigation UnitAug 17, 2012
In its frenzy to bring down the provincial deficit, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has laid off the entire staff of an office responsible for fighting crime through analysis of electronic data.
All six members of the electronics investigation unit of the ministry's Centre for Forensic Sciences learned this week they will be out of a job by the end of the year, according to notifications given to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. The affected officers work with law enforcement officials and Crown prosecutors to analyze and retrieve materials and data stored in the computers of suspected child pornographers, organized drug rings and other suspected criminals.
SOURCE: OPSEU, Digital Journal News