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RCMP Investigating Alleged Comments Made By Members In Leaked Group Chat

KAWARTHA LAKES-The RCMP says it is investigating material circulating on social media pertaining to a chat group that includes some of its members seemingly celebrating injuring protestors.

“This material is not representative of those who have committed themselves to serving Canadians with integrity and professionalism.”

The RCMP is part of a coalition of police forces from across Canada taking part in an operation to clear protestors in Ottawa.

Officials are working to confirm the authenticity of the chats that were alleged to be part of an RCMP Musical Ride group chat.

“Just watched the horse video-that is awesome.” said one of them “We should practice that manoeuvre.”

Another responded “Agreed”

“Time for the protesters to hear our jackboots on the ground,” another states. While one responds “Wowowow Nixon, this is a kinder gentler RCMP.”

The Musical Ride is described as an RCMP group assisting “front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP’s image in communities in Canada.”

Another person in the chat says, “Here’s to some sweet OT this weekend for our on-call members. Don’t kick all of them out until next weeks group gets our turn.”

The RCMP says it has been working tirelessly to clear the protest in Ottawa.

“All members of the RCMP know that, whether on or off duty, they have a responsibility to hold themselves to the highest professional standards and are subject to the Code of Conduct of the RCMP at all times. This includes acting with integrity, fairness, and impartiality, and avoiding any potential conflicts between their professional responsibilities and private interests.”Officials say the RCMP has put in place measures to ensure the continued integrity of police operations as well as the safety of it’s members.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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