A Saskatchewan RCMP officer Const. Aiden Pratchett has been found guilty by the court of accessing and possessing child pornography.
OTTAWA — Canda’s public safety minister Ralph Goodale says he has expressed outrage to the country’s top Mountie over the latest allegations of sexual harassment within the police force. “All RCMP members, trainees and employees should feel safe and respected among their colleagues and superiors. Canadians expect professional and exemplary conduct from their national police service.” Ralph Goodale also said that he told RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson that he expects a comprehensive, transparent investigation, strong discipline, support for victims and a plan to end what he calls “this toxic workplace behaviour.” after the recent News reported allegations of unwanted sexual touching, bullying and rampant nudity in the workplace at the explosives training unit of the Canadian Police College in Ottawa. The RCMP has STILL been beset by numerous cases of sexual harassment and bullying of both women and men. The RCMP is to insure still a healthy workplace free from harassment and sexual violence.
The RCMP pattern of poor treatment of RCMP employees was justifiable to rattle public confidence and tarnish the force’s reputation as “Harassment has no place in the RCMP.” “This is the national police force, this is an icon of the nation and it’s got to be remedied very quickly to Canadian satisfaction. Canadians will not tolerate any half measures in the response here,” Ralph Goodale said. “It’s got to stop. It’s got to be properly disciplined,” Goodale .
It is time for a massive transformation in the way the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) conducts its internal business, says the Mounted Police Professional Association (MPPAC), following the latest harassment allegations reported. This latest revelation is only the most recent in what appears to be an unending litany of bungled decision-making by those charged with the responsibility of care for who promised to root out the “dark-hearted” behaviour.. One has only to ask two very important questions:
- How has this culture of mismanagement within the RCMP been allowed to persist?
- Why do we rarely, if ever, hear about such truly egregious behaviour in municipal or provincial police departments?
“Three years ago, the watchdog over the RCMP said the force must take “swift and effective action” on complaints of workplace bullying and harassment to restore the shaken confidence of both members and the public. It called for a more independent process, strict timelines for responding to accusations and force-wide training on the issue.” The RCMP has already carried out three reviews of inappropriate behaviour at the police college, but complainants have said the RCMP investigators did not want to hear fulsome accounts.
In 2012, after a long investigation, the RCMP public complaints commission found rampant bullying in the force. It unearthed 718 complaints filed by employees between 2005 and 2011, and found almost half were from men.
4: THEY SERVE THEIR POLITICAL MASTERS – MAYORS, PREMIERS, PRIME MINISTERS ESPECIALLY AND NOT THE CITIZENS,5: THEY MOSTLY SERVE THEMSELVES TOO..
Under the police act any professional policeman can be fired from his job for any of his bad behavior, even for anything he or she does after working hours, if his personal acts specially bring ill repute to the police force in general, and that includes adultery, alcoholism, drunken driving, abusive behavior now too.. and for sure should include stealing, expense account abuses, lying to his superiors and others.. for the RCMP as well. We also still do need better police managers, better Justice Ministers Canada wide too