The Canadian Press

2015-02-12 | High River RCMP Rxn

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The deputy commissioner of the RCMP in Alberta admits mistakes were made when Mounties broke into homes in High River during flooding almost two years ago. The report says Mounties had legal authority to forcibly enter evacuated homes and seize loose firearms in plain view. But it also says they exceeded that authority by taking guns that were properly secured or that were not openly visible. Deputy Commissioner Marianne Ryan says the Number 1 priority for Mounties was to save lives. (Ryan says first responders rescued 28 people trapped in homes and more than 600 roof-top rescues during the flooding. She says first responders risked their own safety to save people.)

Date: 2015-02-12
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the reality is that emergency First Responders sometimes have to take extreme steps to ensure Public Safety steps which can have unintended impacts on people's lives High River taught us that it is not only what you do but how your actions are perceived >>


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