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Wednesday WTF: RCMP Officer involved in Dziekanski case now in hit-and-run probe

Graham F. Scott

Some stories are sad, and some are crazy. This one is both. One of the four RCMP officers involved in the death of Robert Dziekanski in 2007 has now been arrested over a hit-and-run death two weekends ago, allegedly a drunk-driving collision. Orion Hutchinson, 21, was killed in a crash between his motorcycle and a […] More »

Wednesday WTF: Police investigating themselves isn't an "image problem"

Graham F. Scott

The Robert Dziekanski case—in which the unfortunate victim, a non-English speaker who died at the Vancouver airport in 2007 after being Tasered by RCMP officers 24 seconds after they arrived—continues to play out at the Braidwood Inquiry. On Tuesday, RCMP superintendent Wayne Rideout told the inquiry that having RCMP officers investigate their own colleagues presents […] More »

Wednesday WTF: "Trust us to police ourselves," says RCMP. No way.

Graham F. Scott

The Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP released its report this week on “Police Investigating Police,”and the news was not good. The commission studied 28 cases where suspects in RCMP custody suffered serious bodily injury or death, and how the police force investigated those cases. A quarter of the time, colleagues were investigating each […] More »