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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Of COURSE THE RCMP WOULD CLEAR THEIR OWN ... WHAT DID YOU EXPECT

NS RCMP cleared in case of woman who tried to hire hit man to kill husband

FOOTAGE OF NICOLE RYAN SPEAKING TO WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS A HIT MAN


  • NS RCMP CLEARED IN CASE OF WOMAN WHO TRIED TO HIRE HIT MAN TO KILL HUSBAND
SHEENA GOODYEAR | QMI AGENCY
Nova Scotia Mounties did everything by the book to try to help a woman who later tried to have her husband killed because she says he was abusive, the federal RCMP watchdog says.
Nicole Doucet Ryan hired a man to kill her husband in 2008. But the hit man was, in fact, an undercover cop.
She was arrested, but acquitted when she said police repeatedly dismissed her pleas for help.
The Supreme Court would not order a new trial, saying Doucet — who dropped Ryan from her last name — lived under a “reign of terror,” in which her ex-soldier husband physically abused her and threatened her with guns.
But the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP cleared cops of wrongdoing Wednesday.
“It is my conclusion that the RCMP did not refuse to assist Ms. Doucet; on the contrary, RCMP members were responsive to the family’s conflicts,” interim commission chairman Ian McPhail said.
When Doucet told cops on Nov. 23, 2007, that her husband threatened to kill her and their daughter, police arrested Michael Ryan, charged him with uttering threats and referred Doucet to Victims Services, the report says.
Const. Jonathan Racicot made sure she had a safe place to stay, in accordance with policy, the report notes.
Cops responded to the home many times after that. But, according to the commission, Doucet gave cops “no information that would permit them to form reasonable grounds to believe that Ms. Doucet was a victim of domestic violence.”
On Jan. 28, after Doucet reported Ryan texted her in breach of his conditions, Const. Alexandre Garault asked her if there was anything she hadn’t reported to police, the report says.
“He’s always been violent, that’s all I can say,” she replied.
According to the report, the commission asked Doucet why she never mentioned the abuse in family court.
“Mike has been in fights. That’s what he does. He punches and punches and punches. I’ve never suffered that, OK?
“I’ve been squeezed by the throat. I’ve had my arm pinned up...body pinned up against the wall.
“What is holding a gun to my head? Is that physical abuse? There is no physical contact there.
“What is considered abuse? Is it ... something like, ‘Ha ha ha ha, you like it rough.’ Is that sexual abuse? Is it? When you have to perform oral sex and you don’t want to, is it sexual abuse? Is there somebody holding me there? No. But I’m afraid.”
Michael Ryan denies he ever abused Doucet and was never convicted of doing so. He has sole custody of their daughter.
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