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Vancouver police officer found guilty of uttering threats awaits sentencing

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In provincial court in Port Coquitlam, lawyers have made their submissions in a case involving a Vancouver police officer who was found guilty of threatening a Coquitlam furniture store owner.

Crown is asking for a six- to 12-month suspended sentence and anger management counselling for Const. Deepak Sood.

The defence, meanwhile, is asking for a 12-month conditional discharge.

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Last January, Sood made dozens of calls to a Coquitlam business and told the owner in a profanity-filled rant “I’m going to f****** bash your head in.”

The tirade stemmed from furniture Sood purchased from the store, which tipped over on his four year old son’s foot.

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He asked for the dresser to be picked up right away; things escalated when he was told a truck wouldn’t be available for two days.

A provincial court judge found him guilty for making threats to cause harm.

Sood remains on active duty and is set to be sentenced at the end of the month.

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