CBC reports on what the Toronto police did to police board Susan Eng in the early 1990s.
"You know there's a law against illegal wiretapping," said Eng. "Police are supposed to uphold that law, not go out and break it when they feel like it." In the early 1990s Toronto police were under fire over several shootings of young black men. The province appointed Eng, a civilian, to bring in reforms. The officer who made the tapes, Det. Garry Carter, claimed he was acting on orders. Carter left the force in 1995, but later pleaded guilty to stealing $47,000 in connection with the missing money from the police investigative fund. He was sentenced in 2002 to a year of house arrest. A report written by Carter and leaked to CBC News in 2007 said Fantino was extremely concerned Maloney, Eng's political ally and a Toronto criminal lawyer, could pose a security risk.
Could be that if you're appointed to watch the police, the police can call that a "security risk" and begin to spy on you.