According to a review of more than 90 publicly available decisions, seven Mounties found guilty of discreditable sexual activity by the conduct board have been let go for their actions since 2017.
In one of the most recent cases, an Alberta RCMP officer was discharged after he tried to facilitate a sexual relationship through inappropriate text messages with a 16-year-old girl.
RCMP officer tried to initiate 'sexual relationship' with 16-year-old girl: misconduct decision
Another 15 RCMP officers have been punished for sexual misconduct while being allowed to stay on. Their conduct ranged from non-consensual touching to voyeurism to starting a relationship with a minor.
Six Mounties involved in domestic violence — including one officer who hit his daughter so hard her nose bled — were given pay cuts or transferred as punishment.
"The head of the RCMP's union said any change to the discipline system needs to be fair for both the complainant and the accused.
"Especially when you're looking at something where dismissal is on the table, you could lose your job, you could lose your livelihood, you could possibly lose a portion of your pension — you need to have the ability to make those decisions in a procedurally fair manner," National Police Federation President Brian Sauvé told CBC News earlier this month."
THE ABOVE MAY BE TRUE BUT IF AN OFFICER IS GUILTY OF HARASSMENT AND/OR SEXUAL ASSUALT-UNWANTED TOUCHING ETC. THEN HOW MUCH SYMPATHY WILL HE GARNISH FROM THE TAXPAYER?
A Kelowna detachment incident was so severe with no management intervention that a female Member drew her firearm to deter the unwanted advances.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki launched the Independent Centre for Harassment Resolution last June. The centre uses external investigators to investigate complaints of sexual misconduct and harassment within the force and has the power to recommend discipline.(Chris Wattie/Canadian Press)
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