N.B. Mountie facing two counts of sexual exploitation
A New Brunswick RCMP officer has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation while in a position of trust.
The charges stem from alleged incidents four years ago.
Cpl. Al Boulianne, who headed the Codiac detachment's traffic division in the Moncton area, has been suspended with pay since the allegations surfaced last fall.
The case is still under investigation, said Cpl. Sandra Christopher.
"In the meantime, he has been suspended with pay and anything further will have to wait to see the outcome of the charges," Christopher said.
A preliminary hearing date will be set when the case returns to court Aug. 18.
Miss Lulup wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 5:42 PM ETHe should have to pay back all of the pay he is currently receiving if he is found guilty...not to mention have certain parts of his male anatomy trimmed off.
enfield1993 wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 4:28 PM ETThere should always be checks and balances. I suggest never giving too much unchecked power to anyone.
pleasenotagain wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 4:19 PM ETM. Richardson..good point. Every profession involving positions of trust each have a few bad eggs. Don't let that ruin it for the many good eggs.
DavidMcgowan...I agree with what you said about a violation of trust being particularly dispicable. IF (no determination of guilt or innocence yet) the mountie is guilty he should loose his job, pension and reputation (and rot in Hell).
SANDRAb...uh...inocent until proven guilty right? Hmmm...if he is guilty and has collected his paycheque while on suspension then he should have to pay it back no?
NOELCOLTD wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 4:14 PM ETAnother case of the RCMP investigating the RCMP. You would think the federal government would recognize the serious issues wihin the RCMP...what with them investigating themselves on a new case every 2nd day or so...and nothing being accomplished. These cases need to be investigated by an independant source. You can bet if it was a private citizen charged with the same crime...the trial would be over already and punishment handed out if guilty. In the private sector, he would have been fired quickly to avoid the stigma...but hey the RCMP are used to stigma by now
DanFour wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 3:08 PM ETWhy are all you debt slaves pinning for Harper youth while the Mounties watch the slow traffic lanes?
Serpico wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 2:22 PM ETSpare us the rhetoric Danfour. Are you auditioning for some kind of 'Shakespearean Idol' we don't know about? Go back to your moat and practice your 'asides'
mikel357 wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 1:48 PM ETPart of what is necessary is a decent media. Notice that the incident is from FOUR years ago. Who heard about it then? Volunteer police would be no more 'anarchic' than volunteer firefighters, most of whom serve well. Towns with volunteer firefighters are more open to lawsuits, yet they are quite rare. Sometimes there are problems with training, but thats usually because training is limited.
Actually, in Fredericton they have a number of 'civilian peace officers', I t hink they have fourteen the last time I heard. But like with any bureaucracy the biggers problems are in the way policy is made and protected at the top.
There are a number of ways to deal with that, in the states sherriff's are elected as are a number of top bureaucratic positions. In other areas there are civilian oversight committee's who can govern over police actions so they don't get out of line. That opens up 'the system' somewhat, and right next door in Maine they have citizen's initiative's which means if you have a policy initiative-say to state that suspensions won't include pay, then you just round up the signatures and the people vote on it. Even if people don't vote the way you like at least it opens up the bureaucracy so that people have some control, and it tends to get more media coverage because most people look for information on what they are voting on.
Keep in mind that what we consider 'police' is a pretty new idea. In the 1800's police were half social workers. They helped people find jobs, as well as housing.
SANDRAb wrote:Posted 2008/07/22
at 12:29 AM ETdon't you just love this thing of being 'suspended with pay' . it's like saying 'go on a paid holiday for a year, you bad boy'. with that kind of punishment looming, no wonder we have corrupt officials in power. the average working joe does not get that kind of treatment
at 12:16 AM ETWhy couldn't a grass roots democratic public safety department be professionally trained? If firefighters can do it. I think it would be way easier to be a handle the public than run into a burning building.
I give firefighters WAY more respect than police.
I'm a volunteer with an emergency service provider and spend many many hours training to help my community as best as I can.