Tuesday, December 13, 2016

56% of complaints against RCMP lead to discipline

Using RCMP aircraft to poach caribou, leaving a loaded gun at a gas station, sexual offences involving children and not responding to calls for help are among 700 cases over the last five years where the RCMP found its employees had broken its rules or the law.

Analysis of RCMP internal disciplinary data, obtained under Access to Information by CBC/Radio-Canada, reveals that more than half of complaints against members of the force were found to be justified, and also that there was wide latitude in the severity of punishments handed out.
The data reveals the RCMP's internal discipline process found the complaints were justified in 56 per cent of all cases.