VANCOUVER EASTSIDE MISSING WOMEN

CONTENTS

HOME

GUESTBOOK

1st GUESTBOOK

NEWS UPDATES

CONTACT US

             
                         

RCMP says former spokeswoman about to file civil suit

THE VANCOUVER SUN AND CANADIAN PRESS MAY 10, 2012

The man in charge of the RCMP in British Columbia says a well-known corporal who once worked as a spokeswoman is filing a civil suit against the force.

Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens says the Mounties have not yet been served but will respond to allegations made by Cpl. Catherine Galliford in a statement of defence.

Allegations of widespread sexual harassment within the RCMP initially surfaced last November, when Galliford a 20-year member and a high-profile spokeswoman on cases such as Air India and serial killer Robert Pickton released an internal complaint about enduring sexual harassment and abuse from former male colleagues.

She was unavailable for comment Wednesday night.

Callens says investigators have been unable to corroborate or substantiate any allegations Galliford made related to the inquiry into the Robert Pickton killings.

He says remaining allegations continue to be investigated.

Galliford, 44, left active duty four years ago and has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She was being treated at an Ontario facility as recently as last month.

In April Callens issued another statement saying more than 100 officers will be trained by June to investigate internal sexual harassment complaints, in addition to performing their regular duties.

Galliford told The Sun at the time that training the officers will be extremely important, but, she added, independent investigators are also needed because many Mounties have lost faith in internal investigations conducted by other RCMP members.

"I think it is a promising first step. I don't think senior management with the RCMP had any idea how bad the harassment in the RCMP had become," she said at the time.

 

 

Email: wleng#missingpeople.net 

Missing Women Tip Line: 1-877-687-3377

Updated: August 21, 2016