CALGARY — Calgary police are apologizing for failing to investigate a woman’s complaint about a gynecologist who has since closed his medical practice.
An hour after Kelly Dunlop’s first appointment with Dr. Lawrence Demco two years ago, she filed a complaint with police.
Dunlop alleges the gynecologist used excessive force and was unprofessional.
Demco has admitted to professional misconduct and can only practise under certain conditions.
Dunlop says she left feeling “violated and humiliated.”
Police say the complaint has now been properly entered into the system and will be investigated.
Dunlop says police never gave her any answers about the status of the case.
“I called the police and they couldn’t find it on file anywhere. They said it wasn’t on file,” says Dunlop.
Acting police superintendent Richard Hinse says the officers thought it was appropriate to send the complaint to the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
“It is completely unacceptable that the report wasn’t done,” Hinse said.