The Canadian Press

2015-02-12 | Mounties Shot Bail

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A debate has ignited after the death of an Alberta Mountie over whether police should act in place of Crown prosecutors at initial bail hearings before justices of the peace. An Edmonton police officer consented to bail for a career criminal who then shot and killed a Mountie last month in St. Albert. The Edmonton Police Association is joining the call of the municipal force to put Crown lawyers back in the role. The union's president, Sergeant Maurice Brodeur, says the officer who consented to the killer's release has been unfairly targeted as making a mistake. (A survey by The Canadian Press of justice and Crown officials from across Canada reveals Alberta is the only province that predominantly relies on police in the job. Other provinces use only Crowns or a combination of Crowns and police.)

Date: 2015-02-12
Placeline: EDMONTON.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

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