Held at higher standard

Re: Cop pointed gun at officer

I am shocked that this police officer that pointed a gun at another officer has not been fired or charged. Under the Criminal Act of Canada, anyone who points a firearm (load or unloaded) at another person without lawful excuse is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for up to 5 years. An indictable offence is considered to be the most serious of criminal offences.

If you or I did this we would likely be in jail, have a criminal record, and likely be banned from owning firearms. She thought it was “dark humour”. Her punishment is a transfer and some pay docked – give me a break! Do the laws apply differently to police officers than to the average citizen? They should be held to a higher standard.

William McBride, Kelowna

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