Announcement coming shortly on charges recommended against off-duty mountie in death of Orion Hutchinson

 A decision whether to approve  or decline the charges recommended against  RCMP Corporal Benjamin “Monty” Robinson,( in the death of  21-year-old Orion Hutchinson,) is expected shortly.   ” Certainly, we are not talking about a matter of months, nor are we even talking about a matter of weeks at this point,” said Robin Baird, A/Communications Counsel for theContinue reading Announcement coming shortly on charges recommended against off-duty mountie in death of Orion Hutchinson

Mountie involved in Dziekanski taser incident to make first appearance January 15th in Surrey provincial court.

A local RCMP officer will make his first appearance in Surrey Provincial Court on January 15th, where it is expected formal charges will be laid in relation to his involvement in a collision dating back to October 2008 where a young man dies at the scene – and the officer  in question was allegedly impaired. CorporalContinue reading Mountie involved in Dziekanski taser incident to make first appearance January 15th in Surrey provincial court.

Time for the RCMP to do the right thing: Pull tasers out of service pending further independent testing.

Forgive me, but I’m opening the door to ‘taser talk’ again. ( The last time I did this it initiated an ongoing debate in the comments section that lasted for several months.) Last night I watched an excellent documentary on The National, regarding tasers. More specifically, the older x26 model manufactured prior to 2005, of whichContinue reading Time for the RCMP to do the right thing: Pull tasers out of service pending further independent testing.

Taser Talk – Too Many Questions, Not Enough Answers.

Here we are, 6 months after the taser- related death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski, and still no answers. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/05/12/taser-inquiry.html In fact, more questions have arisen regarding the safety of the newest weapon in police officers arsenals, with little resolution on any. Most disturbing- although not surprising- is the continued defense of the safety of the questionableContinue reading Taser Talk – Too Many Questions, Not Enough Answers.