RCMP broke own policy with intra-provincial transfer of Adair

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Summary

RCMP may have broken their own policy by transferring Adair intra-provincially while in custody.

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Detail

Christopher William Adair, the driver of the Jaguar in which Lisa was last seen, was returned to Vancouver Island (and later questioned about Lisa) after his July 20, 2002 arrest in Kamloops for outstanding charges (Theft + Fraud) from Kamloops, a year earlier.

Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act
Government of BC, "Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act" [1]

Interprovincial policies may legislate that, whenever possible, a criminal hearing should take place in the same jurisdiction/city in which the offence was committed.[1]

Prior to the transfer to Nanaimo, Adair was already in Kamloops — the city where the offences were committed.[2]

Therefore, the RCMP may have broken this policy by transporting Adair from Kamloops to Nanaimo. Questions have been raised surrounding this transfer and whether a possible violation may have contributed to the Nanaimo Court's later leniency with Adair.[2]


Other policies also appear to have been ignored by RCMP in their handling of Lisa's case, including:

Police Procedures for Ground Search & Rescue for Lost & Missing Persons
Government of Canada, "Police Procedures for Ground Search & Rescue for Lost & Missing Persons", 1996 (Solicitor General) [3]
Provincial Policing Standards: BCPPS 5.1 Missing Persons Investigations
Government of BC, "Provincial Policing Standards: BCPPS 5.1 Missing Persons Investigations" [4]



See also

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Government of British Columbia, "Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act"
  2. 2.0 2.1 BC Provincial Court Services Online, Government of BC, Search Traffic/Criminal
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  3. Solicitor General, Government of Canada, Police Procedures for Ground Search & Rescue for Lost & Missing Persons (PDF, 79 pages) (Local copy)
  4. Provincial Policing Standards, Government of British Columbia, BCPPS 5.1 Missing Persons Investigations (PDF, 3 pages) (Local copy)