RCMP under fire… Again
Not only is the RCMP crime lab overwhelmed, it appears to be sorely lacking in the technology to solve major crimes.
Investigators in the Candace Derksen murder say the case could have been solved 5 years earlier if the RCMP had their act together. The RCMP lab is incapable of doing fundamental forensic work that any of a dozen of Canada’s private labs have no problem doing:
“We are aware of several labs throughout North America that are able to do the work that the national lab is incapable of doing, for whatever reason,” said Insp. Tom Legge of the Winnipeg criminal investigations bureau.