The Canadian Press

2015-02-07 | Mounties Shot Bail

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Last month's fatal shooting of a Mountie by a man who was out on bail has prompted Edmonton police to suggest officers should not be handling bail hearings. Acting deputy chief Deb Jolly says the death of RCMP Constable David Wynn has prompted the force to re-examine the role of police officers in bail hearings before justices of the peace. She says officers believe decisions about whether to oppose bail should be made by Crown prosecutors. (Wynn was shot and killed and an auxiliary officer wounded by a career criminal, who was facing charges but out on bail. Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis (DEN'-iss) has ordered an investigation into how the Crown handled the case.)

Date: 2015-02-07
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << We Stand by our officers they do an excellent job but they are not the best resource to be utilizing in this capacity we continues to do it because we've done it forever >>


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