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November 10, 2011

RCMP managers abuse their employees and get a ridiculous punishment for it next too

Female Mountie alleges sexual harassment, calls for union or support group Winnipeg Free Press -VANCOUVER – A female British Columbia Mountie who was the force’s public face for some of its most high-profile cases says the RCMP is accountable to no one for the treatment of its employees and a union or similar organization is needed to protect them from a culture that is badly broken.Cpl. Catherine Galliford, who was the spokeswoman on the Air India and Robert Pickton investigations, has come forward in recent days to detail shocking allegations of persistent sexual harassment during her 20 years on the force.Galliford says in an interview that she experienced six to 10 incidents of harassment or sexual harassment, including one occasion in which a superior showed her his genitals. She says a union-like organization would give RCMP officers who come into conflict with their superiors some support in pursuing complaints.

Second woman accuses RCMP of harassment Edmonton Journal Another woman has come forward, claiming she was sexually harassed while serving in the RCMP.Krista Carle, a former constable, said she wants to speak out about her experience after Catherine Galliford, who was once the spokeswoman for B.C. RCMP, spoke to the CBC about suffering sexual harassment from senior officers.Carle said she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2004 after being sexually harassed by colleagues for years. She applied for medical discharge in 2009 due to stress. She and four other officers claim they were sexually assaulted by Sgt. Robert Blundell during an undercover operation in the 1990s.Nothing was done when she reported the incidents to her superiors, Carle said. She and several other officers sued the RCMP, alleging Blundell sexually assaulted them.The case was settled in 2007 and Blundell was docked one day of vacation.

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RCMP managers abuse their employees and get a ridiculous punishment for it next too
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One of three remaining candidates for commissioner of the RCMP job was accused of helping an officer at the centre of a sexual misconduct scandal, CBC News has learned. Deputy Commissioner Peter German was alleged in a statement of claim to have aided Sgt. Robert Blundell, who was facing allegations he had assaulted and sexually harassed four female Mounties. The court document alleged that German gave Blundell copies of the internal investigation file before Blundell was interviewed by investigators. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/11/09/bc-rcmp-harassment-blundell-german.html
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