Here’s an article I missed in the Vancouver Sun last week, by Neil Hall, regarding a request by Attorney General Wally Oppal to limit the public inquiry’s probing of the Crown’s decision NOT to charge Vancouver police officers involved in the death of Frank Paul. It really adds another dimension to the already revealing developments and testimony that have come to light since the start of the proceedings.
What is the purpose of the public inquiry, I wonder, if there are limits on how far they can go, or where they can look for answers?
Shouldnt it be an open book for all involved, and why shouldn’t the Crowns actions be looked at? The fact that the Crown did five separate reviews in the years following Paul’s death, is enough to tell me there were ongoing questions surrounding how they handled it from the start. Why do 5 reviews, when one done right should have been enough ? Not to mention that the reviews were handled by prosecutors who routinely worked very closely with the police…… Questionable, to say the least. http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=3eb1ba31-c7aa-4fd5-aa4e-c8f8fb933b78&k=86357