GRC (Gendarmerie royale du Canada)

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B.C. Mountie surprised by settlement of her sexual harassment lawsuit

04 Mai 2016

VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Mountie whose sexual harassment lawsuit against the RCMP prompted similar cases across the country has reached an out-of court settlement with the force.

Cpl. Catherine Galliford, 49, said she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after going on sick leave in 2006 and was mentally prepared to face a court battle next year before being blindsided by the settlement.

RCMP use Taser on disabled veteran with electronic surgical implant

20 Avril 2016

A disabled veteran from Lunenburg County says an encounter with RCMP in February left him so traumatized he's scared to open his front door.

"I'm staring out the windows now. If the wind blows, I jump," says Bruce Webb, who lives with his fiancée Lori Fuller above the Purple Leprechaun Roadhouse, a restaurant she owns in Bayport, N.S.

Webb, 53, faces charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, but believes he was the victim in a late night encounter with police on Feb. 28.

RCMP misconduct cases jump 158% in single year

20 Avril 2016

The number of misconduct investigations the RCMP launched into their own staff went up by 158 per cent in 2015 over the previous year, leaving 56 officers facing possible dismissal over allegations of serious misconduct.

Details of the development are contained in a document posted to the RCMP website called Results and Respect in the RCMP Workplace.

The document appears to be a means of updating the public on how the national police force has followed through on the findings and recommendations from the Mounties' Gender-Based Assessment and Gender and Respect Action Plan, in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Siksika man's broken facial bones blamed on RCMP 'abuse'

06 Avril 2016

RCMP making an arrest are alleged to have battered an Alberta First Nation man's head, hauled him naked from his home and taken him to a detachment before realizing he needed an ambulance, say his family, who are accusing the police of racism and brutality.

Christian Duckchief, 23, is recovering from a broken eye socket, a fractured cheek bone, a fracture to the back of his head and a broken nose.

Un journaliste de Vice devra remettre des documents à la GRC

31 Mars 2016

Un média canadien devra remettre à la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC) du matériel utilisé pour des articles sur un présumé terroriste, malgré le refus du journaliste impliqué, a tranché un juge de la Cour supérieure de l’Ontario.

Le juge Ian MacDonnell a par ailleurs interdit la publication de l’information utilisée par la police pour obtenir un ordre de la cour demandant à Vice Media et au journaliste Ben Makuch de remettre le matériel lié à Farah Shirdon.

N.W.T. judge questions RCMP's treatment of 13-year-old sexual assault victim

31 Mars 2016

A Crown prosecutor is moving to have an Alberta man declared a dangerous offender in a case that raises questions about the RCMP's treatment of victims of sexual assault.

Last month, Cody Durocher was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Hay River, N.W.T. It was his third sexual assault conviction.

P.E.I. RCMP officer cleared of wrongdoing in 2014 arrest

31 Mars 2016

An investigation into an incident in which a mentally-ill P.E.I. woman was injured while being taken into custody has found no wrongdoing on the the part of the RCMP officer, and no charges will be laid.

The investigation was carried out by Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team, or SiRT, which independently investigates all serious incidents which arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia, as well as occasionally in P.E.I.

Shooting death of Hudson Brooks: B.C. NDP wants answers

29 Mars 2016

B.C. NDP's justice critic wants to know why the Independent Investigations Office is taking so long to provide its report on Hudson Brooks, who was shot to death by police in July 2015.

The 20-year old died after being shot outside a South Surrey RCMP community policing station. Now, the B.C. NDP is calling on the provincial government to address why Brooks' family still doesn't have answers eight months later.

"We're hearing that it's taking a long time to get some reports, ballistic for example. That again raises a lot of questions — why is it taking so long, why are there no answers," said Mike Farnworth, B.C. NDP MLA for Port Coquitlam.

Alleged victims of sexual abuse by N.B. RCMP officer sue Ottawa, province

21 Mars 2016

It has been 13 years since Carl Schneider and Mark McGinnis went public with their painful story of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of an RCMP officer when they were teens at Kingsclear, the now notorious New Brunswick reform school, in the 1980s.

Coroner's jury recommends officers wait for backup in rural arrests

12 Mars 2016

The coroner’s jury in the inquest into the 2013 shooting death of Gerald Lord recommended rural RCMP officers wait for backup before attempting to make an arrest.

After hearing three days of evidence, the six-person jury provided presiding coroner Alma Wiebe with four recommendations directed at the RCMP.

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