RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki on day two of her testimony before the April 2020 Independent Mass Casualty Commission, Wednesday in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki continues her testimony for a second day before the Independent Mass Casualty Commission of April 2020, Wednesday in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In the morning, it was mainly about the changes and improvements that could be made within the RCMP to better manage this type of event.
One thing that caught our attention on Wednesday morning was that it took police more than 19 hours to find one of the crime scenes after the killer had passed because the The police did not cover the area sufficiently.
The lack of communication within the RCMP and the chaos that reigned during the shooting were also discussed. Senior RCMP officers, for example, had difficulty knowing how many victims there were in the first hours of the massacre.
Commissioner Brenda Lucki offered a few solutions during her testimony, including hiring an analyst. An analyst would compile information. For example, he could have told everyone that the shooter had a fake police vehicle, that it was not a stolen vehicle. He could have corrected that information, she explained.
Lessons learned from the shootings in Moncton, New Brunswick in 2014 – which claimed the lives of three police officers – and Mayerthorpe in Alberta in 2005 – which resulted in the deaths of four officers were also discussed. /p>
Brenda Lucki had to answer questions to determine if communication and coordination problems that occurred in Moncton and Mayerthorpe, were repeated during the management of the shooting of Portapique.
The mass shooting in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020 left 22 dead.
During the On the first day of her testimony, Tuesday, Brenda Lucki addressed the political interference allegations against her. The commissioner also mentioned transparency problems at the RCMP, indicating that the police force would benefit from modernizing.
On Wednesday, the commissioner once again spoke of her desire for change .
However, the families of the victims are skeptical. They believe that there has not been much progress in recent years.
With information from Héloise Rodriguez-Qizilbash