Shooting in Moncton : a fine of $ 550,000 for the RCMP

News 26 January, 2018
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    Friday, January 26, 2018 12:46

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    MONTREAL – Guilty of not having provided the right equipment, the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) has been ordered to pay us $ 550,000 in respect of the shootings of June 2014 in Moncton.

    In a decision issued Friday, judge Leslie Jackson of the provincial court of New Brunswick has imposed on the RCMP to a monetary penalty of $ 550,000, a fine of $ 100,000 with an obligation to pay $ 450,000 to a variety of causes. Of this latter amount, $ 300,000 will need to be devoted to a memorial scholarship at the University of Moncton.

    The RCMP has ensured that Friday, by way of a press release, that ” the health and safety of its employees, remain [his] priority.”

    June 4, 2014, Justin Bourque, was killed by a bullet as police officers David Ross, 32, Fabrice Gevaudan, 45, and Doug Larche, 40 years. He also wounded police officers, Darlene Goguen and Eric Dubois.

    Bourque was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 75 years.

    Four charges had been filed by Employment and social Development Canada, who must investigate when a federal government employee loses his life. The charges related to the equipment, the training and supervision of agents.

    Last September, judge Jackson had said the RCMP guilty of failing to provide its members with the equipment use the appropriate force and related training for response in case of threat active or active shooter.