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. Glen Stannard, head of the Military Police Complaints Commission, has released a long-awaited report on the death of Corporal Stuart Langridge, saying there were significant deficiencies and unacceptable errors in the way military cops dealt with the grieving family. Stannard says when Langridge returned from tours of duty in the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, he suffered from a number of medical issues. (Corporal Langridge's mother and step-father 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.)

Date: 2015-03-10
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << he displayed Simpsons consistent with depression and anxiety and struggled with alcohol and substance abuse issues there were suggestions that he may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD but no formal determination was ever made >>


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