RCMP Labour Code Trial

A defence lawyer has told the R-C-M-P’s Labour Code trial in New Brunswick that the force took time arming officers with high-powered carbine rifles because it was doing “due diligence” on the deadly weapon.

Ian Carter told Moncton provincial court that the R-C-M-P had to analyze the issue thoroughly for the sake of public safety.

Carbine rifles were not available to general duty officers who responded to a June 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton that left three Mounties dead and two others wounded.