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Ottawa May 31, 2022 – In its Final Report into a Public Interest Investigation (PII) publicly released today, the Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC) has called on the head of the Military Police to apologize to a female Officer Cadet and to the family of a male Officer Cadet for failures in its investigations into incidents involving criminal harassment and mental health issues which occurred at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC).
The PII was related to interactions between two Officer Cadets. In March 2019, a female Officer Cadet at RMCC alleged that a male counterpart was harassing her. She told a member of the Military Police (MP) at the Kingston, Ontario, MP detachment that the male Officer Cadet had an obvious mental illness and that she feared for her safety.
Two months later, the male Officer Cadet alleged that he had given money to the female Officer Cadet, expecting a romantic relationship would develop, but that this had not happened. The MP member who interviewed him told him that he would “probably” face criminal charges for soliciting a sexual service. The male Officer Cadet subsequently attempted suicide. Following a second suicide attempt, he was put on life support. While he has been discharged, he remains medically compromised.
The Military Police did not lay any charges in connection with the incidents.
Homepage of the Registrar Public Interest Investigation (MPCC-2020-013) of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada