Ottawa (Canadian Press) – Mountie Gerry Hoyland has waited over five years for vindication and, given the RCMP’s track record, he expects to bide his time for a few more.
The RCMP corporal lodged a harassment complaint in early 2006 over a string of incidents at the Stony Plain, Alta., detachment.
In May — three years after his initial complaint was dismissed by the force — the independent review body that handles grievances from RCMP officers found Hoyland was the target of insults and threats.
The RCMP External Review Committee recommended the national police force’s commissioner allow the grievance.
But it can take years to get a final ruling, and Hoyland doesn’t expect resolution soon.
It’s a systemic problem RCMP Commissioner William Elliott acknowledges, saying it has an impact on members and morale.