RCMP felt political pressure over Alberta flood gun seizures – Politics – CBC News

Documents obtained by CBC News show just how much pressure Conservative staffers exerted on the Mounties to justify why they seized hundreds of firearms from evacuated homes at the height of the Alberta floods last spring.

The emails paint a picture of a police force trying to juggle political demands with the “basic police work” of ensuring the public’s safety in an emergency situation.

The correspondence, obtained under Access to Information, begins on June 20, 2013, when the RCMP asked for help from the Canadian Forces because there were roughly 150 people trapped in trees and on rooftops.

via RCMP felt political pressure over Alberta flood gun seizures – Politics – CBC News.

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