RCMP broke rules by using Texas troopers in B.C.: report
Last Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Associated Press
Texas state troopers now only have observer status while working with the RCMP in B.C.Texas state troopers now only have observer status while working with the RCMP in B.C. (CBC)
The RCMP contravened its own policy by allowing direct policing in British Columbia by Texas state troopers, the body that investigates complaints about the Mounties says in a new report.
During an investigation involving the troopers, the force also had one of its own members conduct an impaired driving probe without proper grounds, detain the motorist unlawfully and search his vehicle unlawfully, the report says.