Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another RCMP disgrace

In a better world, the RCMP constable involved would have voluntarily resigned in disgrace before the force charged and fired him.
The parents of a woman slain in Mission, B.C., say they have a new reason to believe the conduct of an RCMP officer cost their daughter her life — an audio recording of the 911 call, which they've exclusively released to the CBC. Mark and Rosemarie Surakka have received an audio recording that the RCMP was compelled to turn over to them which the couple says reveals a careless attitude by the investigating RCMP officer. The Surakkas’ daughter, Lisa Dudley, and her boyfriend, Guthrie Jolan McKay, were shot in their home in the Fraser Valley community, east of Vancouver, on Sept. 18, 2008. But police didn’t discover the victims until days later.
Immediately after the shootings, Dudley’s neighbour called the RCMP to report he’d heard several gunshots and the sound of a crash coming from the home. The officer who responded, Const. Mike White, soon arrived near the property, but never got out of his car and did not talk to the man who’d made the 911 call. White left the scene a few minutes later, reporting he’d found nothing suspicious.
Instead, of course, they delicately tap his wrist and promote him.

White eventually admitted to disgraceful conduct, received a reprimand and was docked one day’s pay. He since has been promoted to corporal.

It isn't clear if "Cpl." White has plans to use his skills at avoiding consequences to become a Wall Street banker, being cut from the same amoral cloth and all.

1 comment:

West End Bob said...

And there are still people questioning BC's attempt at doing their own provincial policing and cancelling the RCMP's contract.

Go figure . . . .