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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Toews: Priority Cases Can Be Processed Faster

Confusion builds regarding the delays in processing evidence at RCMP labs in the case of Richard Oland.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says if there's a high priority and time sensitive case, police and the labs work together to move it ahead. He says they take a number of steps to make ensure the case is before the courts as quickly as possible.

That's quite a different response from Police Association President Dean Secord, who said just last month that once the evidence is sent off to the RCMP lab in Halifax, you wait your turn. Secord says it's that slowness that's delayed laying charges in Oland's death.