Unnamed officer

Mountie who used excessive force should be named along with victims

John How,

Terrace, B.C.

Dear Sir:

“The officer is the same officer in both cases and is currently suspended from duty with pay”.  (‘Officer used excessive force’ February 27).

Both cases involve serious assaults on Canadian citizens resulting in injuries to each.

The recipients are prominently and repeatedly named in the article – Mr Watts is named 9 times; Mr. Wright, 7.

But the name of their assailant is apparently covered by the Witless Protection programme or some other Cloak of Impunity, because it is nowhere to be found in your article.

I wonder if that would also have been your Standard of reporting if the injured men had been Mounties and the perpetrator been civilian?

Just curious.



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