Officer won’t pursue charges

A RCMP officer charged with assault and who may have been the victim of an assault himself will not seek charges against his alleged assailant.

  • Mar. 29, 2011 11:00 a.m.

A RCMP officer charged with assault and who may have been the victim of an assault himself will not seek charges against his alleged assailant.

Const. Robert Hull was charged with assault for allegedly punching an intoxicated woman in the police cell block here after arresting her outside a local night club Oct. 17, 2010.

Reports indicated that Hull was trying to calm the intoxicated woman when she allegedly kicked him in the groin and he responded by allegedly punching her in the face.

“Often members are the subject of physical abuse,” said Terrace RCMP Inspector Eric Stubbs. “Depending on the severity of the assault, the member has the discretion on whether to proceed with a charge. In this case, the member decided not to proceed ….”

An RCMP Internal Code of Conduct Investigation and a criminal investigation were launched and the findings were forwarded to prosecutors who laid the assault charge on Hull Feb. 23, 2010, said police in a press release at that time. Hull has been on administrative duties, or desk duty.

Hull was also named as one of nine officers in a civil suit brought against local RCMP officers who allegedly assaulted Shane Parker outside the Spirit Night Club in two different incidents in June and August 2010.

 

Just Posted

College buys a yurt to boost student success

Round tent-like structure part of college instructional shift

Soup kitchen sees “groundswell of community support”

Donations toward looming tax bill push non-profit back in the black

Terrace husband and wife honoured for saving each other’s lives

BC Ambulance presented each a Vital Link Award for separate incidents of CPR

Council supports lobby for fair share of cannabis tax revenue

The City of Terrace is throwing its support behind a West Kelowna… Continue reading

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Double-doubles and demonstrations: Employees rally outside Tim Hortons

Protests held in response to Ontario franchise owners cutting employee benefits and breaks

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Most Read