VICTORIA – A retired B.C. judge has ruled two Victoria police officers abused their authority when they left a teenaged girl tethered in a jail cell for several hours five years ago. Allan Filmer, who headed a public hearing into the incident, has ordered written reprimands be given to constables Ryan O’Neil and Brian Asmussen. Fifteen-year-old Willow Kinloch was arrested in 2005 for being drunk in public and placed in a cell, where police claimed she became verbally abusive and combative. Video from her cell shows her being wrestled to the floor by two officers, tied up and then tethered for four hours to the door of the padded cell. Kinloch was awarded $60,000 after a civil trial, although Victoria police and the City of Victoria appealed, eventually leading to an out-of-court settlement. The public hearing was ordered by the Office of the B.C. Police Complaint Commissioner after a Victoria Police Department investigation and separate review found the allegations against the two officers were unsubstantiated. (CFAX) http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100929/national/tethered_teen_hearing and yeah we all do seem to know what Police reviews are like.. masturbations..
You know I get a kick out of those lying spin doctors, police officers, bad cops, union representatives, police lovers, bad PERSONS who STILL DO say that ALL OF bad people, INCLUDING the ALCOHOLICS, the bad cops and their bad supervisors too they can always be rehabilitated, retrained.. and how many millions of them now has this happened to them.. almost none.. a bad apple tends to get worse.. The RCMP maximum 10 days punishment is always absurd, permanent dismissal is what is always needed with the bad cops and their clearly bad superiors who had managed and hired them too.. Bad solicitor generals as well should be fired ASAP.
NOW WHY IS IT BAD PEOPLE DO NOT CHANGE NEXT BESIDE THE FACT THEY LIKE TO DO BAD THINGS, IT IS ALSO CAUSE THEY FALSELY REFUSE TO ADMIT THE THINGS THEY DO ARE BAD.
BCCLA supports RCMP complaints body that RCMP not self-investigate The BCCLA endorsed a key recommendation that the RCMP no longer investigate itself in today’s report by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) into the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. “The report finds that the investigation was flawed in many respects, including that the supervising officer at the scene of the death was present at the briefing of the investigative team,” said Robert Holmes, President of the BCCLA. “With these kinds of persistent and obvious problems with RCMP investigations, it would be difficult for the CPC to come to any other recommendation.” The CPC, the police chiefs of British Columbia, and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and other key police accountability organizations now all agree that the RCMP, along with municipal police forces in B.C., can no longer investigate themselves and at the same time maintain public confidence in their work. “The ‘integrated’ team that investigated the Dziekanski death were all RCMP officers,” said Holmes. “This is the team that was called in to show the independence of the investigative process when someone dies in RCMP custody. The government needs to act now to ensure that there are no more flawed investigations when people die at the hands of the police, and that these obvious conflicts of interest are addressed.” http://www.bccla.org/pressreleases/09CPC.html
BCCLA calls for independent review of three police deaths in ten months The BCCLA is seeking an independent review into how three men could die in a period of just ten months in police cells in Saskatoon, a city of 257,000 residents. In comparison, Vancouver, which is twice as large as Saskatoon, has had no deaths in its cells to the knowledge of the Association since the death of Daniel Serbeh on December 7, 2007. “If three men die in ten months at any facility whose mandate is not primary health care, the government should demand answers,” said Jason Gratl, Vice-President of the BCCLA. “If the Saskatoon police can’t keep their charges alive, Saskatoon residents deserve an independent review that explains why people in custody keep dying and how Police can put a stop to it.” Christopher Jason Hiebert (September 9, 2009), Brandon Travis Daniels (July 2, 2010), and a man whose name was not released (July 16, 2010) died in Saskatchewan Police Service custody between September 2009 and July 2010. Daniels, the most recent death, was a 19-year-old first nations man arrested while visiting friends in Saskatoon. According to media reports, the Saskatoon Police Service recently ordered an internal review of its detention practices in the wake of Daniels’ death. “All deaths in police custody have a public dimension, but three deaths in the space of less than a year is a public emergency,” says Gratl. “This problem should not be under wraps.” Read the BCCLA’s letter to the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission here >> http://www.bccla.org/pressreleases/10Saskatchewan.html
Conflict between RCMP and aboriginal community in Williams Lake must be investigated and resolved, says BCCLA The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is pointing to three videos of problematic encounters between aboriginal people and Williams Lake RCMP, a local business owner’s complaint about racism that was apparently never investigated, and the actions of the detachment head in cutting off a local media outlet that tried to tell a story about the issue as evidence of a major problem in the community. “We’re seeing video of aboriginal people tied to a chair for hours, tackled when sitting on a bench by multiple RCMP officers, including the head of the detachment, and being punched for refusing to immediately respond to commands. We’re hearing that media outlets that try to report on RCMP and aboriginal relationships are being cut off from receiving press releases. A business owner said RCMP officers were harassing his aboriginal customers and apparently nobody investigated that allegation. Something is really, really wrong in Williams Lake,” says Robert Holmes, President of the BCCLA. The BCCLA has written a letter to the Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, the Solicitor General of B.C. and the head of the RCMP in B.C., Gary Bass to ask them to act immediately to replace the detachment head in Williams Lake and begin repairing community relations there. Williams Lake was the subject of a provincial inquiry called the Cariboo-Chilcotin Justice Inquiry in 1993 that made extensive recommendations around reforming policing and police/aboriginal relationships in the area. “In 1993, Judge Anthony Sarich presented his final report of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Justice Inquiry. The Inquiry explored the relationship with Indigenous Peoples of the Cariboo-Chilcotin and the B.C. justice system. Judge Sarich noted that at the first meeting with Chiefs and community members, he was challenged with the question ‘Why should we trust you?’ All these years later, the question still resonates,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs. “When officers entrusted with the safety of all conduct themselves in the manner displayed in the Gilbert and Billy videos, the work of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Justice Inquiry did not change the justice system in Williams Lake. The Indigenous leadership will not stand idly by and watch justice be denied. BCCLA letter to Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP and Deputy Commissioner Bass >> http://www.bccla.org/pressreleases/10Williams_Lake2.html
RCMP must fix women’s rights violations in Kamloops jail Following news of allegations of voyeuristic activities by male RCMP and civilian guards at the RCMP lockup in Kamloops, the BCCLA is calling for improved conditions in the women’s cells in the city, including basic things like female guards for female prisoners and access to showers. The group says the conditions in the cells are discriminatory, as male prisoners have access to these basic services and women don’t. “When we were on our northern tour, we heard about abysmal conditions for women in RCMP cells in Kamloops,” said David Eby, Executive Director of the BCCLA. “No showers, no visitors other than lawyers, no toothbrushing for up to five days in RCMP cells. Men get daily showers, family visits and visits from advocacy groups in a fully equipped facility. We were going to wait for our final report to raise this issue, but given these new developments, we expect the RCMP to act now to at least provide women equal access to services.” The BCCLA says that during its visit in Kamloops this past month, local non-profit service providers told the Association that women are regularly watched by men even while using the washroom. The BCCLA also heard that service providers are routinely barred from bringing women feminine hygiene supplies and new clothes for court. The service providers also told the Association that because there is no women’s remand facility in the city, and that the closest full remand facility for women is in Prince George or Surrey, women prisoners only get access to showers one day per week. “There is no excuse for having exclusively male guards guarding female prisoners, or that women can’t shower or brush their teeth for five days, or that women can’t make themselves presentable for court, or that men aren’t treated in the same way,” said Eby. “The RCMP should have seen issues like this most recent one coming a mile away, and we hope they make the general conditions for women in cells in Kamloops a priority in their current investigation.” http://www.bccla.org/pressreleases/10Kamloops.html
Decades and decades later the police are still covering up for their own again and again but the police are not the only bad professionals who do this these days as well, so do the Hospitals, doctors, nurses, civil and public servants, governments…
When it comes to dealing with the rightful needs, complaints of the ordinary citizens our Canadian civil and public servants, politicians and their representatives too, and most church pastors now too, they are still mostly unacceptable liars and PRETENDERS, LAZY, GOOD FOR NOTHING PERSONS, and that has been mostly my undeniable experiences the last 4 decades now too.. How about having now some real professionalism. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/accountablity/
What should not come as a surprise to anyone in Canada is how many of the cops still do drink and drive drunk next still.. RCMP included, and why so many cops do not prosecute any other drunk drivers even all year.. and what else in the unacceptable perversties?
OTTAWA – The RCMP has been sitting on a pile of complaint findings for months, sparking concern about timely justice for those who have grievances against the national police force. The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP says that as of last week it had been waiting 300 days or more for final signoff from the Mounties on 11 complaint investigations. Among them was a high-profile probe into the case of Robert Dziekanski, who died after being stunned with a Taser at Vancouver airport in October 2007. Another 11 reports have been on the RCMP’s desk for between 180 and 300 days, while a further 22 were sent to the force between 30 and 180 days ago. The Mounties say they’ve simply been too busy with the Olympics and international leaders’ summits to keep up.
Among the other reports awaiting an RCMP response are the commission’s probes of:
- The RCMP arrest of Robert Knipstrom of Chilliwack, B.C., who died in hospital in November 2007 days after being Tasered, pepper sprayed and hit with a baton;
- The Mounties’ investigation into how a Conservative MP listened in on a 2008 conference call of the federal NDP caucus
.. the lack of legislated time limits for the RCMP to respond to interim complaint findings was “an intolerable situation.” http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100914/national/rcmp_complaints_backlog
RCMP discipline process can drag on for years, documents show. OTTAWA — The longest wait, right now, is six years. The country’s storied national police force is slowly processing internal affairs cases, considered serious and disgraceful, against more than 110 RCMP officers, some of whom have waited a long time to defend themselves at formal disciplinary hearings. In fact, 107 of the internal disciplinary cases against RCMP officers have not even been scheduled to be heard, according to documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen. The allegations include accusations of using the RCMP database to spy on an ex-girlfriend’s new lover, assaulting a pregnant woman, drugging and raping a woman, groping fellow Mounties and reckless use of force. Although the formal disciplinary hearings are public, the Mounties do not, as a matter of course, publicize the allegations until a hearing, presided over by senior officers, is convened. There are at least 47 RCMP officers on suspension with pay awaiting their fate — including some who collect their salaries even though they have already admitted gross misconduct. Some RCMP officers, for various reasons, have been waiting up to six years for their disciplinary hearings to be held. Earlier this year, RCMP Commissioner William Elliott told an Ottawa Citizen editorial board that internal discipline moves at a “glacial” pace. Elliott, the force’s first civilian commissioner, said the process is too slow, cumbersome and “far too legalistic.” The commissioner also said the force needs to revise the array of sanctions. As it stands now, the RCMP brass, by law, can punish its bad-apple officers by docking them 10 days pay. Short of dismissal, that’s the harshest penalty. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/RCMP+discipline+process+drag+years+documents+show/3542034/story.html
EDMONTON (CBC) – Alberta’s Law Enforcement Review Board has ordered Edmonton’s police chief to charge an officer with using excessive force for deploying a stun gun on a man four times during an arrest in December 2003. The ruling, released Tuesday, directs Chief Mike Boyd to charge Const. Aubrey Zalaski with unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority under the Police Service Regulation. The ruling came after the board heard a complaint from Timothy Ferguson filed after a 2008 internal police investigation found there wasn’t enough evidence to convict any of the officers involved in his arrest. The board also found the police internal investigation into the matter to be inadequate
Likley not the first time too.. Not charged for drunk driving, and why was that?? How many more get away with it too?
NOVA. SCOTIA (CBC) – An investigation into a complaint laid in July regarding a strip search at the RCMP detachment in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., is still ongoing. Patricia Bernard alleges that on May 26 she was strip searched three times by a female officer with male officers present. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/100921/canada/canada_novascotia_ns_strip_search_rcmp
EDMONTON (CBC) – A veteran Edmonton police sergeant was demoted a rank Tuesday after he was found guilty of discreditable conduct for drinking and driving and then lying to his superior about it. Randy Goss was demoted to constable at a disciplinary hearing Tuesday. The punishment will last for two years and amounts to a $30,000 loss in pay. But the fact is he was not charged with impaired driving here” The police association is looking at its options for appealing the sentence
How long does it take to look into a simple matter, as long as the police do hope everyone will forget about it..
You know I get a kick out of those lying spin doctors, police officers, bad cops, union representatives, police lovers, bad PERSONS who STILL DO say that ALL OF bad people, INCLUDING the ALCOHOLICS, the bad cops and their bad supervisors too they can always be rehabilitated, retrained.. and how many millions of them now has this happened to them.. almost none.. a bad apple tends to get worse.. The RCMP maximum 10 days punishment is always absurd, permanent dismissal is what is always needed with the bad cops and their clearly bad superiors who had managed and hired them too.. Bad solicitor generals as well should be fired ASAP. NOW WHY IS IT BAD PEOPLE DO NOT CHANGE NEXT BESIDE THE FACT THE LIKE TO DO BAD THINGS, IT IS ALSO CAUSE THEY FALSELY REFUSE TO ADMIT THE THINGS THEY DO ARE BAD.
My many experiences with this pretentious board is that it itself covers up too often for the bad cops.. The police are not the only ones who stall and wrongfully cover-up for their buddies.. Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
Wed Apr 21, 7:42 PM By The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The House of Commons has overwhelmingly voted down a bid to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. MPs of all party stripes voted 228-59 against a private member’s bill, sponsored by Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100421/national/parl_euthanasia
As I have detailed to all of Canada’s major news media, Members of the legislature as well I still never got this year adequate replay, actions about the much too many bad medical services, bad doctors and nurses, bad social workers I had witnessed, rightfully complained about at the Montreal West Island General Hospital and this is still unacceptable.
The clear fact is that the Canadian federal government, federal Member parliament had voted unanimously this year against allowing euthanasia, the Killing of anyone by even medical persons but who enforces it in Quebec. The clear fact is that the Canadian federal government, federal Member parliament had voted unanimously this year against allowing euthanasia, the Killing of anyone by even medical persons and that now included as have also now complained in writing about my own witness of the unnecessary death of Mr. Ploufe at the Montreal West Island Lakeshore Hospital . In my father’s case the medical personnel had not done all they could to save my father’s life the last 7 months before his death and their unacceptable neglect of his medical conditions by too many medical staff caused some persons wrongfully to allow his early death.
While Automobile traffic accidents are the number one cause of death for Americans, Canadians ages 3 to 33 ad while Automobile traffic accidents are the most common source of personal injury the real Statistics still indicate that hospital deaths due to hospital acquired sickness, medical errors, medical negligence exceedingly surpass all of these numbers. And yet here not enough is being done about this and why is that?
I have also now done my own undeniable witness, studies in Montreal Hospitals, old age homes for at least six months and detailed it and no one can deny it as to the actual cause of deaths.
YET I HAVE NOT HAD ONE PERSONS TELLING ME TO STOP MY EXPOSE OF THE BAD MEDICAL SYSTEM IN CANADA, SAYING IT WAS NOT TRUE, RATHER BOTH IN CANADA AND IN THE USA I HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGED TO SPEAK OUT AND COMMENDED FOR DOING SO NOW AS WELL.
I HAVE SPENT 6 MONTHS IN HOSPITAL WATCHING FIRSTHAND TOO MANY PRETENTIOUS DOCTORS AND NURSES NEGLECTING PATIENTS, EVEN CAUSE THEY WERE BASICALLY INCOMPETENT TO HELP THEM. HAVING A MEDICAL LICENSE OR A MEDICAL DEGREE DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE MORALLY, TECHNICALLY QUALIFIED TO HELP THEM ESPECIALLY IF YOU CANNOT BOTHER TO HELP THEM. DOCTORS LOVE TO JUSTIFY THEIR KILLING OF PATIENTS AS A MEDICAL HELP, A MEDICAL NECESSITY OVER THE REALITY IT WAS MEDICAL MAL PRACTICE CAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID OF MEDICAL SUITS RIGHTFULLY TOO.
A: And do you know how freaked out, upset new immigrants really now are when they are told that the government is studying allowing euthanasia? they fully and strongly oppose it cause they think they will be the one killed while the rich and powerful will get their medical help alone. It is the same law that has been in the Bible the last thousands of years now too.. though slat not murder that you are trying to put a different name and justification for it too….
B: And do you know how freaked out, upset most Canadians find out that medical help is not available equally to all Canadians , but the doctors and nurse and the governments themselves do decide who they will help and will not help for this was not what they were led to believe medical aid was about for a stat. they believe everyone has full , equal access to it and now they find out it is not so.
They are all mostly upset as to how poorly managed it is and the fact the bad doctor and bad nurses generally like the cops, bad civil and public servants, are not held accountable, not punished for their inadequacy, wrong doings. Local Doctors and Hospital seem to to have an absolute minimal supervision, management, and certainly are not cost effective, and then you wonder why some stupid provincial government that is pouring money into pails full of holes complains the cost of Medicare is going up significantly. They can blame their own lack of supervision , even doctors, nurses, hospitals, civil and public servants, politicians, police, governments, others all still need to be monitored, supervised in reality. A poorly managed Hospital and personnel is still always rightfully unacceptable even if it is McGill. I have often been wondering why the Montreal McGill Hospitals tend to provide the basic , or pretentious services, it is cause the real doctors, professionals, self serving, greedy, money hungry doctors now are trying to make a buck in the private sector and are generally not available to all, even though Canada supposedly only has a fully public accessible Medicare system, and the Hospital directors who generally are doctors too go along with this too.. conflicting self interest and we pay for the majority of their education costs so they can screw us, abuse us next still too? Many persons who are fed up with the APPARENT INADEQUACIES even in the socialized medicine would like us to believe that a private medical system is better… and that is mere wishful thinking.. for even in a private system there are too often the same inadequacies, even for the same reasons, the apparent lack of supervision of medical personnel and services,
Often again I saw patients who come in alone they tend to be neglected, NOT GIVEN PAIN KILLERS ON TIME, SOILED DIAPERS NOT CHANGED … not taken to washrooms, not given adequate medical care even in the emergency department now too.
So does the Quebec and federal health Ministers still want me to write all this up to the Hospital ombudsman, etc., while they still gets paid for doing nothing here too? The governments have basically passed down the responsibility of the management of the health care systems to the individual hospitals, who basically have no interest in seeing, managing medical costs reductions, or improving their medical performances, rather it is to their sole interest that the gravy train flows abundantly, after all more patients, means more money for Hospital administrators, ombudsmen doctors and nurses and more job guarantees for them too.
One of the too many false reasons too many patients die in Hospitals is that almost none of the medical staff feel any personal, real, negative repercussions themselves. One of the best way that I have discovered to get to know what a person is really like, is work with him just for one whole day,.. and what you now saw next.. lying, bullying, control freak..
-Doctors and nurse falsely are not generally fully, ADEQUATELY MANAGED supervised, or held accountable for their wrong doings in Canada
-SPEEDING IS NOT THE MAIN CAUSE OF CAR ACCIDENTS, DRUNK AND IMPAIRED DRIVERS STILL ARE.
-SPEEDING IS NOT THE ROOT, MAIN ISSUE OF PREVENTABLE DEATHS IN CANADA, RATHER PEOPLE DYING IN HOSPITALS DUE TO MEDICAL ERRORS, CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE BY DOCTORS AND NURSE, AND HOSPITAL ACQUIRED SICKNESS IS
MORE TAXPAYERS MONEY ARE USED ON REVENUE GENERATING SPEEDING TICKETS RATHER instead of putting bad doctors and bad nurse in jail and this also is really unacceptable ..
Quebec’s totally still unacceptable Medicare services, Pretentious, inadequate Ombudsman was, is never acceptable. Punish rightfully all of the guilty persons now here too and do not rather cover up for them. DO SEE ALSO..
Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.
People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included are always to be exemplary in behavior, conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary judged, prosecuted for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.
One rotten apple spoils the whole basket.. let us all deal with it.. Now let also again it be clear I have written many many times my complaints to the Ombudsmen, ministers and I have yet to get one decent review on these matters this year.. and I still do want to know what rightfully and specially was done about each one of all of these past rightful complaints. Let them all doctors, nurse, managers, administers, ombudsmen do the adequate work there are all now being paid to do as well or be immediately and rightfully fired.
Much too many still immoral, incompetent, no good even Quebec medical doctors still wrongfully now want a legal right to bury their sins, errors, murders and face no lawsuits, negative consequences! The Public, citizens are being duped about the real issues involved here. We all can ALSO readily know that know that too many of our politicians too often do lie and spin the truths and now so do the Doctors and their representatives with their hidden agendas as well. Doctors now say they want to help others.. but do dream on for still they always are firstly helping themselves in reality!!!! Their Suicide bill bill would give doctors a license to kill.
Now I have been spending a lot of time in hospitals lately and I have seen 6 elderly persons die in the last month, 6 more than I have seen in my whole life time.. and some of these persons too sadly were falsely being allowed to starve to death in Canadian Hospitals too. Drugs kill so do lazy, no good doctors and nurses , they even wrongfully starve patients to death.
A CONVALESCENT HOME EMPLOYEE HAS NOW DIRECTLY TOLD ME THAT IF A PATIENT NO LONGER WANTS TO EAT OR LIVE, SHE IS TO ALLOW HIM TO STARVE TO DEATH, SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO TRY TO FEED HIM.. FOR THIS IS A DIRECT QUEBEC GOVERNMENT POLICY, IF SHE TRIES TO FEED THE PATIENT SHE WILL BE FIRED FROM HER JOB.
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Suspended BC RCMP officers being paid up to $1.3 million a year
The Province - There are now 16 BC RCMP members on paid suspension for alleged misconduct in BC. Officers can remain suspended with pay for years – even receiving annual raises … “It’s a reward for engaging in inappropriate conduct,” said Simon Fraser University criminologist Robert Gordon. “This just shows a fundamental lack of accountability to taxpayers,” said Maureen Bader, spokeswoman for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Across Canada, 47 Mounties were on paid suspension as of March 31, the Ottawa Citizen’s Chris Cobb reports.
VANCOUVER – Rookie RCMP Const. Chris Christinger has been docked 10 days’ pay after a day of partying at the Bella Coola Rodeo that included drinking before his shift, sneaking an 18-year-old girl into a beer garden and driving a police truck while under the influence of alcohol. Christinger, an officer in Alexis Creek, was sent to Bella Coola to help police the community’s annual rodeo.Christinger arrived in Bella Coola several hours before his 4:30 p.m. shift began.So he went to the rodeo grounds, where he drank four bottles of Smirnoff Ice before heading back to his hotel, getting changed into his RCMP uniform and driving to the Bella Coola detachment. RCMP spokeswoman Const. Annie Linteau noted that, under the RCMP Act, 10 days’ lost pay is the maximum financial penalty an officer can receive short of being fired http://www.vancouversun.com/life/RCMP+officer+caught+sneaking+teen+girl+into+beer+garden+photos+posted/3516840/story.html
IN THIS CASE THE OFFICER SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED..
RCMP needs to ASAP to revamp its disciplinary system, which currently prescribes no punishment between a two-week suspension and dismissal.
Our Civil and Public servants in Canada too often falsely continue to get the breaks.. why…