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Monday, September 17, 2012
Lawyers for two RCMP officers withdraw from case
Lawyers for two RCMP officers charged in the breach of their duties in the Surrey Six investigation have withdrawn from the case because they haven’t been paid. Crossin said he could not continue to represent his client for ethical reasons but would assist him in seeking to obtain legal aid.
Ethical reasons? They both said it was because they hadn’t been paid and were both helping their clients apply for legal aid. Strange choice of words. This is the case where that cop from IHIT that had an affair with a witness and the other cops that covered it up. Sad.
Sounds like there are two other lawyers represent two other officer that might follow suit if they can’t get a confirmation about the force paying their legal fees. No offence, but that’s something even the Union wouldn’t do. Oh but wait, you don’t have a Union. Expecting the employer to pay for your lawyer when you’ve been charged with a criminal offense is quite a stretch of the imagination. But hey, it’s worth a try. Stranger things have happened. Jim Brown and Don Stang still have a job.
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It's such a tragedy that this RCMP shenanigans happened; because surely the defense lawyers will try for some form of relief for their murderous clients over this, like a mis-trial, or something.ReplyDelete
At any rate, I feel they have put the trial's outcome in real jeopardy.