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Mountie Only Guilty of 'Not Using Enough Force,' Judge Says

An Alberta, Canada, provincial court judge said the only thing RCMP Const. Brendon Plamondon is guilty of is "not using enough force" when he arrested a 15-year-old girl. More Here.

December 15, 2015

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Lt Roy Smith-Ret @ 12/16/2015 6:26 AM

The new 'buzz' word... for chiefs and gutless DA's. Let's just arrest every cop who uses any force and let the court figure it out, since we do not have the courage to tell the community to butt out.

Robert @ 12/16/2015 12:55 PM

Roy, I suggest you go live in Russia or North Korea, where the state is always right.
Your comments are un-american...and show that, like many on duty police, you have no respect for the civilian authority, who you report to!! The public is your boss...if you don't like it, get a new job!
The community pays your salary (your retirement benefits), and has every right to review ALL aspects of the work LEO does for that community.
This is a Canadian situation, but it appears the system works about the same.
As the judge said, some of the evidence points to the use of too much force...but other evidence did not. There was not enough evidence for a criminal conviction
However, there may still be enough evidence of violation of torts and/or policy....or nothing may happen. I don't know all of the facts.
But to sit there an say this case should not have went up for community/public review is wrong...and you and your way of thinking is wrong!

D.R. @ 12/17/2015 10:27 AM

I love guys like Robert who spend all their time sitting in their Mom's basement looking at police websites to make comments to incite us. Reality check, Rob, the case law governing use of force has been in place since the 1980's. The only thing that has changed is the ability of you, Bob, to armchair quarterback the actions of officers from your Mom's basement because everyone is a videographer. You said it best. You don't know all the facts. Oh and by the way, Robbie, since you are the "public" and the "public" is our boss, how 'bout a raise? And, if you don’t like it…you could always move to Canada.

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