Durham cop dismissed over ‘reprehensible’ assistance of criminals

The long legal and disciplinary odyssey of a Durham police officer charged seven years ago with providing information to known criminals has ended in dismissal.

Tara Kramp, a Durham police officer since 1998, engaged in contact with “several drug dealers in the Oshawa region,” during which she conducted searches of the national Canadian Police Information Centre and the Durham Records Management System, then passed along information, according to an agreed statement of facts entered at a tribunal.