Force's first civilian commissioner asks for patience while he addresses 'serious incidents ... of inappropriate behaviour' by officers in B.C.
IAN BAILEY - From Thursday's Globe and Mail
VANCOUVER — The RCMP commissioner is asking for public patience with the national police force in light of a series of made-in-B.C. controversies that include the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski and recent news that a Mountie is suspected of impaired driving in a fatal collision with a civilian.
"The incidents you refer to certainly are very serious incidents. I think that it's important for the public to keep them in context," William Elliott told reporters yesterday, after his first speech to the influential Vancouver Board of Trade since being appointed 16 months ago.
He was also asked about the in-custody death of Ian Bush, fatally shot by a Mountie in 2005 during an alleged confrontation with the officer. To read the rest of the article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081113.welliott13/BNStory/National/home