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Originally Posted by SiR
those exceptions do exist but its rare.
as their primary goal is $$$
yup. thats why this article shocked me, a good judge
Mountie guilty of assault, unlawful confinement
23/02/2012 6:10:06 PM
An RCMP officer from Kings County, P.E.I., has been found guilty of assault and unlawful confinement.
Const. Darren Doucette, 37, was charged in connection with an incident in Montague on Nov. 3, 2010.
Doucette, a seven-year veteran, was investigating a noise complaint at an apartment building for the second night in a row. It was also the second time he believed he smelled marijuana smoke coming from the apartment.
The police officer rounded up three young men outside the building and ordered them into his cruiser. One of the men refused and told Doucette he had no right to order them into the car.
Doucette grabbed the man in the throat area, twisted his arm behind his back and threw him against the cruiser.
The young man then got in the car.
Doucette kept them in the cruiser about 10 minutes and then released them.
One of the men complained Doucette used unreasonable force to detain him for questioning, and that he was held without cause.
At the trial, Doucette testified he did not believe he used excessive force.
Provincial court judge Nancy Orr said the young man had a better understanding of his rights than most people. She also pointed out it took the RCMP nearly six months to lay charges after the young man complained.
RCMP continue to conduct an internal discipline investigation.
"That is ongoing and in light of the convictions today, that will continue. The discipline will be decided as a result of the RCMP Act investigation," said Sgt. Andrew Blackadar.
The apartment was at the centre of an ongoing drug investigation, but Doucette was not a member of the drug squad.
Doucette has been on administrative duty since he was charged last May and will continue in this role until he is sentenced April 5.