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RCMP study finds hundreds of cases of corruption

Study covers an 11-year period

 An internal RCMP study found 322 incidents of corruption within the national police force over an 11-year period.

The most common type of corrupt behaviour was improper disclosure of police information, sometimes to family members or friends.

Fraud and things like falsifying evidence, fixing tickets and protecting illegal activities were other types of corruption.

The RCMP undertook the study, dubbed Project Sanction, to help identify trends with a view to developing an anti-corruption strategy.

The study _ which covered the period 1995 to 2005 _ was completed in 2007 but was only recently released to The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.

The RCMP says it has since adopted many of the report's recommendations, adding there is no evidence that corruption is a significant issue within its ranks.<

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  1. Ian Coutts posted on 05/18/2014 05:22 PM
    People who say they are not concerned about police and government surveillance because they they have nothing to hide should be aware of this story. The issue is not only about you, it's about everybody. It's not about innocent information being retained by the authorities, it's about information being misused by individuals within those authorities for their individual benefit. It's also about criminal elements being able to get that information and using it for their nefarious purposes.

    These are not the musings of a wild-eyed conspiracy theorist. These things actually happen. Good for the RCMP taking steps to reduce how often they will continue to happen among their ranks. It is also necessary that other, even more secretive, components of our security services receive the necessary oversight to reduce such abuses within their ranks.

    Your confidence that your innocence will protect you from abuse is noble, but misguided. In fact, that false confidence leaves you even more open to abuse. Just because you cannot think like an evil person doesn't mean there are no evil people who would abuse your innocence.
  2. Herry posted on 05/19/2014 11:31 AM
    Everyone around harper is charged. Except one problem, harper is the source of all of the corruption AND the RCMP DON'T charge him !!??!!?? What does that tell you right there ?
  3. Herod Redeemed posted on 05/20/2014 12:40 AM
    Maybe try refocusing recruiting efforts away from gay bars and humanist schools where the candidates may think it only makes sense to take a bribe or steal when the opportunity is right.

    Their are still people of faith of various religious backgrounds that won't take a bribe no matter how large.
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