Kim Bolan (Vancouver Sun) – RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson told Postmedia news Thursday that current legislation actually makes it harder for the force to get rid of officers engaged in disreputable conduct like former Alberta Mountie Sgt. Donald Ray.
And Paulson slammed Ray’s behaviour, which was revealed only after leaks in Alberta about an adjudication board into his conduct.
Paulson called Ray’s conduct a ”sorry, sad and shameful set of facts.” And the RCMP commissioner said the case underscores a need to revamp the RCMP’s disciplinary system, which requires legislative changes to be made.
Here’s the full Postmedia story:
It has been a bad week for the RCMP, with more charges revealed against a former Merrit Mountie who has quit after being accused of stealing cocaine from a storage locker.
A Coquitlam Mountie who assaulted a motorist got a conditional discharge Thursday – here’s the Province’s story on that:
But the Ray story is the talk of the town – not only because of the serious conduct, but also because he got transferred to the Lower Mainland where allegations of sexual misconduct have already led Cpl. Catherine Galliford and others to file lawsuits against the force.