Abby PD under fire

Agassiz reader says it's a situation that is all-too familiar

Dear Editor,

Looking at recent events, it’s something that is all too familiar. The Abby Police department is under fire for police misconduct among its officers.

Some years ago, I sent a letter to the Abby Police Chief, warning him of such a situation. This was in regards to its anti-gang unit, that officers within the anti-gang unit should be rotated or they will get dragged down in in dealing with the street gangs on a daily basis and go criminal themselves. I wrote that he should keep the officers under his command on a tight leash.

What is it going to take to slam in sweeping reforms on the Abby PD? Or any police force here in Canada? The real problem needs to be addressed here. Instead we put icing on it and hope it goes away.

Those who do not learn from history, are bound to repeat it.

Harvey Andrew

Agassiz