TO the left is the Richmond RCMP officer who after the killing of Dziekanski said " I know for certain that only three members were involved and that they could not use pepper spray because there were so many people in the area. " Facts that were shown to be blatantly untrue. So how much credibility does he have? Zilch! Like most of the RCMP.
I have over 30 years of doing Criminal law as a lawyer in 15 different municipal jurisdictions in and around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, in Kamloops and in Victoria, and I can say, without any reasonable doubt, that the best police force in British Columbia is the Vancouver City Police. The worst police forces in British Columbia, bar none, are the RCMP. The RCMP are incompetent, lazy and unproductive. The only reason many Cities use the RCMP is because in large measure the Federal government pays a part of the cost of policing to the municipality if they use the RCMP. If it were not for that fact most City's would hire their own force.
The Taser killing by the lazy RCMP of Mr Dziekanski is criminal. If the RCMP do not fire those bastards the administration of justice has been brought into disrepute to the point of bankruptcy. Quite frankly they should be charged with murder and let a jury decide their guilt or innocence. The only respect they have is the respect they earned a 100 years ago; nothing earned currently. They think respect is deserved not earned.
The best thing that any City could do for their communities is to get rid of the RCMP. In fact if the BC Solicitor General John Les had any balls he would lead the charge but he is an RCMP ass kisser and doesn't really care about the citizens of BC.
The only three things that the RCMP do well is fly planes, ride horses and wear a red tunic. That's it! If you want a police force that gets results, knows their city and does competent proactive , respectable police work, it is the Vancouver or Victoria City Police. I wish to God that BC (I mean John Les the Liberal S.G.) had the balls to get rid of the RCMP and take a page out of Quebec's books. Get the Feds to give us the money and let us look after/hire our own Provincial Police Force. Tell the RCMP to go back to where ever they came from.
The worst Police force in BC is the Kamloop RCMP. They even use their position to avenge their personal wrongs against Criminal Lawyers