Langley RCMP officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 5200-block 203rd Street Friday at about 11:30 p.m. after a woman called 911. While searching the apartment, police were confronted by a man. . Twenty-two-year-old Jeffrey James Alvin Wright was killed Aug. 6 when Mounties arrived at a Langley apartment following a report of a domestic disturbance after a woman called 911. Wright was allegedly shot by an RCMP officer and died later in hospital. the incident occurred when officers were confronted by a man as they searched the apartment, but further details of the shooting have not been provided by the RCMP. The Langley RCMP detachment instead had asked the Vancouver force to take over the investigation. The family of a man shot to death by a Langley Mountie last Friday night say they are outraged and confused. “We wrestle with outrage and confusion as to how quickly this tragedy happened,” Donald Sorochan, speaking on behalf of the family of 22-year-old Alvin Wright, said Wright was a hard-working, dedicated husband and loving dad to baby Alyssa.
The Public remains generally skeptical about police investigating other police. Still an arm’s length investigation takes a step towards correcting the perception that there is a bias in favour of police in such investigations, all such investigations will have to be overseen by a civilian body, as recommended. We pay the police to handle all matters in a professional manner firstly.
SASKATCHEWAN (CBC) – An untreated head injury was blamed Tuesday for the death of a man taken into custody and later found dead in a Saskatoon police holding cell. “[The man died] as a result of an accidental head injury sustained prior to police involvement,” police said in a news release. They did not elaborate on why a man with a head injury was left for almost six hours before he was checked. According to police, the 5:50 a.m. check was a “regular cell check.” http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/100720/canada/canada_saskatchewan_sk_head_inury_death_cells_police10720
CTV Winnipeg- Off-duty RCMP officer arrested for River Heights … Off-duty RCMP officer arrested for River Heights break-in CTV.ca – An off-duty RCMP officer was arrested for allegedly breaking into a River Heights home while intoxicated on Thursday, said Winnipeg police. An investigation determined that a suspect in an intoxicated state broke in through the front door to a stranger’s residence in River Heights and woke up a person inside, said officers. A neighbour told CTV News the suspect fell asleep on a couch inside the home. The neighbour said the suspect believed he was at a hotel and even left his shoes at the door before falling asleep on the couch. Winnipeg police responded and took the suspect into custody. The 30-year-old male suspect faces a charge for forcible entry and has been released on a court appearance notice. His name has not been released.
Toronto court officer charged with armed robbery – The Globe and Mail
A man working as a court officer with Toronto police is charged after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in her home. Police say three men forced their way into the woman’s west-end apartment around 9 pm on Wednesday.
Court officer faces robbery charges Toronto Sun
Toronto Police employee charged in home invasion CTV.ca
OTTAWA (CBC) – An Ottawa officer who leaked sensitive police information about an investigation into weapons and heroin smugglers will get to keep his pension after he’s kicked off the force. Const. Harinderpal Mamak, who has been suspended from duty with pay since Dec. 12, 2007, was told Thursday by the Ottawa Police Service that he has seven days to quit the force or face dismissal over his conduct. Mamak was accused of looking up the licence plate of an undercover car used by York regional police in Project Big Al, a surveillance operation aimed at gangsters in Toronto. The suspects were later convicted of smuggling heroin and weapons. An internal police investigation concluded that Mamak illegally used the Canadian Police Information Centre. In September 2009, he was found guilty of breach of confidence and insubordination under the Police Services Act but was never charged with any criminal offences. Ottawa police acting superintendent Terry Cheslock said Mamak divulged “confidential information relating to an ongoing criminal investigation in the Toronto area” and his actions compromised the safety of investigators from a sister police department. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/100730/canada/canada_ottawa_harinderpal_mamak_pension426
Only a small portion of RCMP’s recent troubles, it’s major disrespect by many Canadians- The tip of the iceberg.. what also we do not need is more police lovers, politically correct ostriches who lie and say police do no wrong, they are not the good guys too often…
The PRETENTIOUS TOO OFTEN Police really cannot CATCH the crimminals so they go after the car speeders instead..
The Oromocto, N.B., RCMP have been embarrassed after one of its squad cars was photographed in a handicap parking spot in Fredericton Junction The photo shows an RCMP squad car, parked outside the agency liquor store in the small New Brunswick village, and behind the car is a small sign with the blue and white handicap parking logo. The resident who took the photo said that the officer backed into the spot, in no apparent rush. The police should be setting a better example for the public. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2010/07/29/nb-rcmp-parking-spot-disabled-person-601.html
I am absolutely no fan of Stockwell Day MP especially even due to his own past clear inactions to deal with important Police issues the last decades of my dealing with him but the reality is that Stockwell Day MP is right here and don’t try to distort the truth, lie to me with statistics and surveys, false bashing of the Conservatives here now too, for I too do have real experiences sitting in police stations, dealing with the RCMP and the too often lazy, pretentious, no good police tends to find false reasons not to work, not to investigate, not to handle the citizens rightful requests, complaints. The news media clearly itself shows us often how the police fail to do their duties, are inadequate.. Much more crooks should be in jail now still as a serious warning, example to all others. But the police and some of the politicians too now instead undeniably like to harass, investigate the whistle blowers, complainers like me instead ehhh….
Sadly and wrongfully RCMP itself has still overlooks the bad behaviour of the RCMP in many instances even since 2007 including the new Commissioner Elliot, for example during the entire Dzeikanski taser killing probe for Elliot, like the rest of the RCMP continued to deny everything until they undeniably were backed into a corner. It would seem the RCMP and Ellliot contributed to further cover-ups and did not humbly accept shortcoming or being accountable. Perversely the RCMP AND ELLIOT saw what was recorded on video and proof that was documented in the opposite way that most of the entire rather honest Canadian population saw ! Yes the The RCMP again have lost much more respect over the past two years as well as embarrassing Canada again world-wide.
REGINA – Questions are being raised about why an RCMP sergeant in Saskatchewan who rolled his vehicle after having at least five alcoholic drinks was not charged with impaired driving. Sgt. Warren Gherasim was commander of the detachment in Cut Knife, about 170 kilometres west of Saskatoon, when, on May 15, 2006, he conducted himself “in a disgraceful manner that brings discredit on the force” by drinking and driving, says a decision by an RCMP adjudication board. “Sergeant Gherasim’s admission, the (indications) of impairment and the evidence of the odour of alcohol tip the balance in favour of finding that some level of alcohol impairment existed sufficient to contribute to the accident,” the board said in its ruling dated March 20, 2008. “Six different members attended the accident scene or Sgt. Gherasim’s residence, all but one subordinate to him in rank and four serving under him at Cut Knife. Several of these noted the odour of alcohol. “For a detachment commander, one of whose roles is to set an example, to drink enough and drive so that alcohol played a role in a subsequent accident, regardless of the fact that the circumstances were such that no breath demand was made, is disgraceful, and brings discredit on the force.” The adjudication report noted that Gherasim worked his scheduled shift on the day in question and drank two beers with a colleague while golfing. The pair stopped later at the colleague’s house and Gherasim had another beer. After watching a baseball game together, he had a “couple of drinks.” Gherasim has since apologized for his behaviour and been transferred to a different detachment, where he is handling administrative duties. He was given a reprimand, docked eight days’ pay and taken out of the Officer Candidate program. He was also stripped of the Order of Merit of Police Forces he received in 2006 from the Governor General for his work in community-based policing in the Northwest Territories and for fugitive investigations across the country. Bill Pitt, an Edmonton-based criminologist, law enforcement instructor and former Mountie, called the incident “another nail in the coffin” for the RCMP. “This is not a standard of policing that Canadians should have. Does it occur? Yeah, you bet it does.” Pitt said charges weren’t laid because “people were looking for their careers, and properly so because they wouldn’t have had one had they brought a sergeant up on impaired driving charges.” http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100727/national/cop_loses_award
A public inquiry finds the RCMP guilty of a lack of professionalism and planning after officers pepper spray and strip search protesters at the APEC summit in Vancouver
The RCMP supply information to U.S. authorities, leading to the arrest, detention and torture in Syria of Maher Arar, pictured, and several other Canadian Muslim men, all of whom eventually turn out to have no ties to terrorism.
NOV. 13, 2003
The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP concludes the Mounties used “excessive and unjustified force” to disperse protesters at the 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec.
Ian Bush, 22, is arrested in Houston, B.C., and shot in the back of the head and killed while at the RCMP detachment office.
SEPT. 18, 2006
Justice Dennis O’Connor tables a damaging report against the RCMP following a public inquiry in the Maher Arar case. He completely exonerates Arar of any wrongdoing, and slams the RCMP for mishandling the case.
DEC. 5 ,2006
Giuliano Zaccardelli, pictured, appears before a Commons committee and says he made a mistake and gave inaccurate testimony about the Maher Arar case. A day later, he submits his resignation to the prime minister, which is accepted.
JULY 16, 2007
William Elliott becomes the 22nd Commissioner of the RCMP, the first civilian to hold that position.
RCMP officers repeatedly Taser Robert Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant, at the Vancouver airport; he dies.
It is revealed that the RCMP used taxpayer money to pay individuals to write negative, politically biased reports about the Vancouver safe injection site, Insite.
JUNE 17, 2010
The final inquiry report on the death of Robert Dziekanski, pictured, concludes the RCMP were not justified in using a Taser and that the officers deliberately misrepresented their actions to investigators. “This tragic case is at its heart a story of shameful conduct by a few officers,” retired B.C. Court of Appeal justice Thomas Braidwood concluded.