Moncton shooting RCMP case

May 18, 2017

The man who conducted an independent review of the Moncton shooting rampage for the R-C-M-P says officers had to make their own decisions because no one took charge.

The Canadian Press says that retired assistant R-C-M-P commissioner Alphonse MacNeil says the lack of co-ordination continued beyond the 20-minute window of the shootings in June 2014 — with members from other detachments not knowing where to go when they arrived.

MacNeil has also told the R-C-M-P’s Labour Code trial that few front-line supervisors were trained to take control of such situations at the time.

Three Mounties were killed and two others wounded before the gunman was apprehended.

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