The Canadian Press

2015-03-10 | Soldier Suicide Inquiry

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A federal watchdog has painted a portrait of incompetence and negligence in the military police investigation of a troubled soldier's suicide. But it found no evidence of bias. Corporal Stuart Langridge's mother and step-father -- Sheila and Sean Fynes -- alleged that not only was the military police investigation mishandled, but National Defence tried to cover up its poor treatment of their son and wanted to protect its image. Glen Stannard, head of the Military Police Complaints Commission, says there were significant deficiencies and unacceptable mistakes in the way military cops dealt with the grieving family. (Langridge was a veteran of two overseas tours including Afghanistan. He was found hanging in an Edmonton barracks just days after being released from a civilian hospital in 2008.)

Date: 2015-03-10
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

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