July 06, 2007

Sorry for spraying children

RCMP apologizes for B.C. pepper spray incidentThe RCMP has issued a formal apology to a B.C. First Nations community for an incident this week that saw an officer pepper-spray several residents, including children and infants.

The tense confrontation occurred Monday night in Sechelt, about 45 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, as a group of residents held a parade of vehicles to celebrate two community youth teams' wins in a Vancouver soccer tournament.

Officers and residents struggled after the driver of a pickup truck with several children in the back refused to stop for police.

In a letter to the community, the Sunshine detachment said police had no intention of directly spraying children while trying to control adults as they were making an arrest.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
This trouble isn't over, not by a long shot! Just wait until PETA hears that the RCMP practises pepper spraying ON THEIR HORSES!! That's when the fit will hit the Shan!
All Best
Russ Bates