Sunday, November 13, 2016

2 Bathurst, N.B. officers face manslaughter charges

Patrick Bulger, Mathieu Boudreau
Const. Patrick Bulger, 38, and Const. Mathieu Boudreau 26, are charged with manslaughter as well as other charges in the shooting death of Michel Vienneau. Vienneau died on Jan. 12, 2015 when he was shot in the parking lot of the Via Rail station in Bathurst after getting off a train from Montreal.

Mathieu Boudreau is identified as the officer who shot Vienneau. It was revealed Bathurst police were acting on a Crime Stoppers tip when they stopped Vienneau. Police have confirmed Vienneau was not involved in any criminal activity.
Bulger and Boudreau remain suspended, with pay.

 Vienneau's common-law wife, Annick Basque filed a civil lawsuit against the City of Bathurst for damages and loss of income resulting from Vienneau's death, which she alleges is a direct result of police negligence. In a second lawsuit, she alleges she was arrested using excessive force and without cause during the incident.