RCMP watchdog, N.W.T. clash on public complaints handling

CBC News

An independent police watchdog says RCMP in Inuvik, N.W.T., should not have tried to informally resolve a serious public complaint that police used a Taser on a girl.

However, the territory’s justice minister says that’s how complaints about the Mounties should be handled.

The clash of opinion comes after the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP identified a number of problems with police handling of the 2007 incident, in which an officer jolted the teenage girl with a Taser at a youth correctional facility in Inuvik.

Full Story: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/12/14/nwt-taser-informal.html

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