Mounties’ missteps creating crisis of confidence in Canada’s police

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, under fire for its response to recent mass killings, is facing calls for a shake-up

Hours after the arrest earlier this month of a fugitive wanted in connection with the stabbing deaths of 11 people, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police hastily called a press conference to announce that Myles Sanderson was “no longer a threat” to the public.

But as RCMP assistant commissioner Rhonda Blackmore described the four-day manhunt, she omitted a critical detail: Sanderson, who had been taken into custody alive, was already dead.

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