Cpl. Tim Mills, far left, had 20 years experience on Nova Scotia's RCMP Emergency Response Team. (CBC)
"I've been to gun complaints, I've been to Moncton, I shot people before, you know, I've taken a life, like that is my job, I can deal with it … you're fighting a war for the people," he said, adding that he wasn't bothered by criticism from the media and the public but said the treatment he experienced from upper management was worse than anything he endured during his years of service."
A memorial in front of the RCMP detachment on April 20, 2020 in Enfield, N.S., honours RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson, who was one of 22 people killed during the shooting rampage. The gunman masqueraded across rural Nova Scotia in a police uniform and mock RCMP cruiser. (Tim Krochak/Getty Images)
The Force has a nasty track record of mismanagement, abandoning Members and humiliating PTSD patients.
"Ultimately, members' poor mental health affects the RCMP's capacity to serve and protect Canadians," wrote Michael Ferguson in his audit on mental health support for employees.
"In his report, CRCC chair Ian McPhail made it clear that many in the senior ranks of the RCMP are either ill-equipped or unwilling to commit to fixing the dysfunctional workplace culture, in part because their own careers thrived from it."
How did Paulson keep his job with this attitude?
"In 2013, Paulson committed to delivering progress reports on a Gender and Respect Action Plan every 180 days, but did so only once."