Ahhh...its on film.......the guy was on his hands and knees, no threat to anyone.......and, it turns out, there is VERY good reason to believe the charges against him are simply trumped-up as the RCMP play CYA..........
I suggest you watch the film and read the articles on the guy that got kicked.....
His hands were empty and they obviously knew prior he had a shot gun. Did you see a shotgun? Where would he be concealing his shot gun on the clothing he had?
I see,..... so the proper response to someone not getting down on their belly as fast as you would like is to kick them in the face......got it.
Well he is to have alleged to kick someone in the face because there is no formal charge,
so because the legal authorities won't do their duty and charge him we are expected to pay
him while he is off the job. Great, I see the incentive here for the police to protect themselves
by not charging any of them so they can wait for the process.
Today I was at a Legion meeting so I didn't hear, that the Police in the Lower Mainland who
have been doing an investigation are recommending that assault charges against the cop in
question. What does that say and all the window dressing of the about violence at today's
demonstration, come on they were trying to get the timid folks to stay away to keep the over
all numbers down.
So now that the recommendation is made, when will the police do their duty and introduce
this alleged violent cop to a jail cell where he allegedly belongs?
I have a good idea how I'd feel if some bozo shows up out of the blue barking orders without an explanation. The cops had all kinds of opportunties to check this guy out before they even apprehended him. Run the plate number for one, check if the vehicle was reported stolen, check the criminal back ground of the owner. No cop with any I.Q. above 10 who suspects a guy is on the virge or committing murder and mayhem is going to pull him over without back up. Not only is that cop guilty he's stupid.
If we thru every Cop in jail that screw up - Disciplined by some Police Forces is indeed a joke - and yes some convicted under the Criminal Code as well. How many would we have?
Not all should be in jail. And this one does not rate jail or losing his job if convicted.
And meanwhile he is running around with at least one gun - How about if it turned out to be a wacko and God knows we have enough and kills someone.
Then the Police would be hammered to death - you know it, i know it and the Police involved in this lolly-gagging would face severe discipline.
You do not respond to a man firing off a weapon like a stroll in the park
VANCOUVER -- Abbotsford, B.C., police are recommending an assault charge against the Kelowna, B.C., Mountie after a man was seen on tape being kicked during an arrest earlier this month.
Less than an hour before a protest was scheduled in a Kelowna park Sunday afternoon calling for RCMP Const. Geoff Mantler to be charged and fired, Abbotsford police announced they would recommend an assault causing bodily harm charge.
On Jan. 7, a Mountie was caught on tape kicking Buddy Tavares, 51, while arresting him near the golf course where he works.
Kelowna RCMP had been called to the area after receiving reports of a man with a gun.
A local reporter at the scene caught the arrest on tape. The video shows a Mountie kicking Tavares, who was on his knees, in the face.
The RCMP later said Tavaresí arrest was related to domestic abuse. However, he was never charged with such an offence, only with careless use of a firearm.
Mantler was relegated to deskwork and later suspended with pay, while Abbotsford police investigated the incident, speaking to more than 40 witnesses.
According to video posted on Facebook, about 200 protesters gathered at Kelowna City Park Sunday, brandishing signs and voicing outrage at police brutality.
Don't matter Goober, he was in his truck when the cop spotted him- the cop could have followed him at a discreet distance while calling for back up. As long as he's in his truck he's not going to shoot anyone. Apparently the shots he was reported to have fired were on the golf course, where he had worked for years firing shots.
Why do you have to wait? If he decided to kick his teeth in in miliseconds then the excuse shouldn't take any longer to produce either should it?
Are you saying we have police officers who are so incompetent that can't obey the laws
they are entrusted to enforce? Yes if we have officers that are committing criminal acts
they should be jailed and booted out of the force whatever force they belong to. We are
paying for law enforcement, not thuggery. I am sick and tired of officers caught drinking
and driving, or getting into accidents and then a long period of suspension with pay and
of course charged reprimanded, oh they may lose their licence for a year but who cares.
they are still on the force. NO, if you commit a criminal act you should be charged run
through the system fired and thrown into prison like any other criminal, because people
who commit criminal acts and are found guilty, are criminals and belong in jail.
We pay bloody good money for officers to protect and serve as it were, I know its and
American term, but it is true none the less.
Criminals are criminals and we don't need criminals in uniform and yes we should fire them,
Good God the people entrusted with upholding the law, should not be granted any more
rights that we the citizens have.
I'm waiting until the full story comes out rather than rushing to judgment because there's always two sides to every story.
How would you have reacted if you were in this officer's position? Remember your responding to a gun call with shots fired being reported, how would you have honestly reacted?
It's tough trying to read between the lines because you seem to switch directions at will.
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Post #92 seems to be a backtrack. Let's get your position straight N'Kay.
A cop allegedly commits a crime and you don't believe he should be allowed to continue on working normally until convicted. Is that right?
If so, he either needs to be placed on administrative duty (sits in the office and does paper work), gets suspended with pay or gets suspended without pay (essentially convicted without due process). Which option do you prefer?
I think I made it clear that I amended the O.P. as I had omitted to add an important point. My position is not difficult to put straight. He can not carry on "working normally" after he's done something that removes public trust. The integrity of the R.C.M.P. has to be beyond doubt. I personally doubt if he can continue working in any capacity and be efficient at the wage he was being paid to enforce the law. Clerk's pay is a far cry from a constable's pay. I personally have no sympathy for the prick. His victim spent a weekend in jail, while this bozo is on full pay. It's sickening.