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News Items tag as: Brown Trial

  • Acquitted Kamloops RCMP officer still awaiting internal conduct hearing

    KAMLOOPS - It’s been nearly one year since his trial and five years since the event which took him to trial, yet Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Rick Brown has yet to have a conduct hearing from his employer.
  • UPDATE: Officer charged in jail sex trial acquitted

    KAMLOOPS – Charges against a Kamloops RCMP officer were dismissed Thursday morning after a Kamloops Supreme Court Justice determined his conduct during an incident at the detachment four years ago did not constitute a breach of trust.
  • JAIL SEX TRIAL: Judge will decide if RCMP officer's actions were criminal

    KAMLOOPS – It is up to a Kamloops Supreme Court Justice to determine if a crime was committed in the early morning hours of August 18, 2010 now that submissions from both lawyers have concluded in the trial of an RCMP watch commander.

    Kenneth Peter Rick Brown was charged with breach of trust after he, fellow officers and city staff members watched
  • JAIL SEX TRIAL: 'It was a very tense and uncomfortable environment:' guard

    KAMLOOPS – A former jail guard told a Kamloops Supreme Courtroom this morning his workplace was like a zoo and there was nothing he could do about separating two female prisoners having sex because there were no empty cells available.

    David Tompkins was one of the RCMP city cell guards working the early morning hours of Aug. 18, 2010
  • JAIL SEX TRIAL: The one-and-a-half minute party

    KAMLOOPS – One of the guards who worked during an August 2010 incident in city cells told a Kamloops Supreme courtroom Friday morning he was frustrated when he did not receive direction on how to split up two female prisoners having sex.

    Kevin Brumm was a relatively new guard at the Kamloops RCMP city cells, but had experience in corrections before; he worked as a guard in Calgary.
  • JAIL SEX TRIAL: Guard noticed two female prisoners were "friendly" before leaving his shift

    KAMLOOPS –A prison guard told a Kamloops Supreme courtroom on Thursday morning that RCMP city cells were so full the night of a jail sex incident, two female prisoners had to share the drunk tank.

    “We had no other choice; all the other cells were occupied,” said David Clark, a guard with the city.

    Clark was working the evening shift of August 17, 2010 and left around 3:30 a.m. on August 18 –
  • RCMP detachment was "dysfunctional" at time of jail sex incident: Retired cop

    KAMLOOPS – The first man who internally investigated the RCMP watch commander working the night two women had sex in a jail cell told a Kamloops Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday the officer was untrained in his new role in an office he called “a terrible place to work.”
  • JAIL SEX TRIAL: "In hindsight I probably should have stopped it:" Accused

    KAMLOOPS – An extensive internal RCMP investigation and eventual trial started when one officer casually told another about “a couple of girls getting it on” in cells; the hope was to share a laugh.

    But Cpl. Kelly Butler told Const. Evan Elgee she didn’t find his story funny. Instead, she wrote an email to upper management when she learned one of the women was self-declared HIV positive.
  • JAIL SEX TRIAL UPDATE: Officers react to what happened in the cell that night

  • JAIL SEX TRIAL UPDATE: Court examines video evidence

    KAMLOOPS – A now-retired RCMP corporal took the stand in Kamloops Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon to describe one of his last investigations—of his friends and co-workers accused of breaching trust as a police officer.

    Several officers chose to watch two drunk female prisoners have sex rather than intervene in the early morning hours of August 18, 2010. When rumour around the downtown RCMP detachment spread quickly, Cpl. Duncan Hewitt was told by then Insp.

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