‘There is no question we were warned’: RCMP officer investigating incident says they did not report the incident to the media
A police officer in British Columbia has been charged in relation to an incident in which a man was allegedly struck with a thermal imaging device and then threatened with a knife.
In a court hearing Tuesday, RCMP Const.
Ryan McNeill pleaded not guilty to the charge, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
McNeill was one of two RCMP officers who were present when the incident occurred on June 23, 2017, at a home in Nanaimo, B.C., where the victim was staying with his mother.
The incident was captured on a surveillance video and circulated widely online.
The woman’s mother said she believes McNeill, who has been with the RCMP for more than four years, acted inappropriately, and that she believes the police chief is also to blame.
In court on Tuesday, McNeill acknowledged he may have been in a good mood when he went to the house.
“I may have thought it was a really good idea,” McNeill told the court, adding that the two officers may have just been having a good time.
“There is a lot of stuff that happens on the job.
The case has attracted a national spotlight because of the incident, which was captured in a video posted to Facebook on June 26 and has been viewed more than 4.4 million times. “
So we are not going to go into detail or say what happened, but I do think that the public is entitled to know what happened.”
The case has attracted a national spotlight because of the incident, which was captured in a video posted to Facebook on June 26 and has been viewed more than 4.4 million times.
The victim, who is now in his 40s, was walking home with his friend when he was allegedly approached by a man who said he was going to take his knife.
McNeil, who was a few metres behind the victim, said he told the man he could call the police.
The video showed the man and McNeill walking towards each other, then suddenly the two men are seen approaching each other with knives drawn.
The man’s mother, who had a concealed-carry permit, pulled her gun and asked McNeill to get his hands off her son.
McNAEGAN: ‘There was no question’ the two were being taken advantage of, says police chief The woman, who declined to be named, said she did not think her son was at risk.
“He was just a normal guy, he was not a violent person, he didn’t do anything bad,” she said.
“What she was doing was she was saying, ‘Look, don’t be afraid. “
Don’t be scared.’ “
What she was doing was she was saying, ‘Look, don’t be afraid.
The fact that a video of a person being threatened has been shared on social media and the story has been picked up by national media, it really gives a real bad name to this community.” “
The video is not a real life, but it is a reality.
The fact that a video of a person being threatened has been shared on social media and the story has been picked up by national media, it really gives a real bad name to this community.”
McNeill has not commented on the charges.
He was assigned to the Nanaimos detachment in the RCMP’s special operations unit and was responsible for investigating all of the incidents in which officers were involved, including a serious incident in 2017 when he said a man with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man and a woman at a park.
He resigned after that incident.
In 2016, McNeil was also named in a court document as one of three officers who responded to an armed robbery that occurred in Nanamans neighbourhood.
The Nanaimans incident led to the creation of the Nanamitos RCMP Community Safety Team.