Thursday, January 24, 2013

Out of Control Fredericton City Police

When Evelyn Greene could not get the responsible government agencies in New Brunswick to carry out a proper investigation of the heinous attack made against her at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, she drew up some papers to get access to information under the Freedom Of Information legislation and, on May 13, 2011, she personally delivered those papers to the various agencies one of which was the Ambulance New Brunswick facility on Harold Doherty Road in Fredericton.

Based on investigations, it now appears that the the staff at Ambulance New Brunswick were alerted in advance to Greene's visit and they set a devious trap for her that included the Frederitcon City Police as willing participants. 

Here are the facts and the we will let the reader be the judge.

The Ambulance New Brunswick on Doherty Road is a public health facility which means Greene had right to be there, to request and receive medical services, and not to be ejected by the staff or the police for no good reason.

Greene entered the Ambulance New Brunswick facility and asked to speak to the manager so she could give him the papers requesting documents under the Freedom of Information Act.  The staff told her the manager was away and would be returning later so Greene advised she would wait for him in the sitting area and she also asked for someone to take her blood pressure and other vitals because she was not feeling well. 

Is Nancy Rideout and out of control police officer? 
Greene went over to the sitting area and sat down.  Suddenly, within minutes, four police cars showed up and four officers got out and entered the Ambulance New Brunswick  building looking for Greene. The lead officer, Nancy Rideout, came over to Greene and told her to leave the building. Greene told Rideout that she wasn't feeling well, needed to sit for a while and was waiting for medical attention. 

Instead of leaving Greene alone, officer Nancy Rideout was clearly on a mission and, without lawful authority, assaulted Greene by grabbing her arm to try to remove her from the building and Greene responded, as she was legally entitled to do, by brushing Rideout's hand away and telling her to leave her alone because she was sick.

Greene was legally entitled to do this because  a police officer, in Canada, does not have legal authority to grab someone and attempt to remove them from a public health faciltiy, especially when they are there for treatment, as Greene was.  The proper procedure is for the police officer to first put the person under arrest for some crime and then, and only then, does the officer have the legal authority to use force to remove a person from a public building.  However, since Greene was committing no crime, officer Rideout had no authority to arrest her or touch her in any way.

Police Brutality Has Come To New Brunswick 
The incident should have ended there but officer Rideout, who, incidentally, has a history of accusations made against her by the public for police brutality, seized the opportunity to declare that Greene was now under arrest for assaulting a police in the course of her duties, a declaration which was not entirely correct because officer Rideout had no legal right to ask Greene to leave a public health facility where she was seeking treatment and then to use force to try to remove her and, under common law, Greene had a lawful right to use reasonable force to protect herself from the unlawful assault of Rideout who was, at the time, a police officer who had stepped over the line between acting in the course of her duties and acting outside the course of her duties.

Not only did Rideout arrest Greene without cause, but, according to Greene, Officer Rideout then led her outside the building through the double entry doors where Rideout, thinking the security cameras, would not see her, inflicted a brutal assault on Greene that left Greene with visible bruises.  While in police custody Greene was, for a time, denied access to her medication and when released she found that a significant sum of moeny had gone missing from her purse.

Greene was charged with assaulting a police officer and the local Crown Counsel, who work closely with the police and the drug using staff at the local hospital, pursued the prosecution with an  unsual vigour and disregard for due process that creates the strong smell of corruption at the Crown Counsel offices of the Province of New Brunswick.

The editors acknowledge that police are in a tough position and make decisions that they later regret but when a police officer, like Nancy Rideout, loses control in the course of her duties and assaults an innocent citizen waiting for medical treatment, it is time to send that officer for a psychiatric assessment and re-training instead of covering up his or her criminal conduct. 

Unfortunately, instead of reprimanding Rideout and having her assesed by a competent psychiatrist, the City of Fredericton, Crown Counsel, and the Attorney General for New Brunswick decided that a cover up was their best alternative but, in the course of that cover up, they made a very serious mistake because when Greene asked for copies of the video surveillance tapes at the Ambulance New Brunswick faciltiy where she was arrested and assaulted by Rideout they gave Greene a copy that had clearly been tampered with (according to three expert witnesses) and that proved that the Crown Counsel office in Fredericton was not only protecting an out of control police officer but that they were also protecting drug using staff at a public health facility thereby endangering every resident of the province.

Click here to read accusations of assault by Police Officer Nancy Rideout on Fredericton Resident Andre Murray - scroll down to pages 25 and 26.

Click here to read accusation of assault by Police Officer Nancy Rideout on Amherst resident T.C. - scroll down to paragraphs 40 to 43.

The Editors caution the reader that while the foreging accusations by T.C. and Andre Murray have not been proved in a court of that does not mean they did not occur. However, when three unrleated citizens, all of good repute, make similar accusations against the same police officer then the rational person concludes that it is probable that the police officer is guilty as charged.

Moreover, in the Greene case, there was video evidence and that evidence has been tampered with and that tampering proves the police had something they wished to cover up. 

What is disgraceful if that the Public Prosecution Service of New Brunswick, also known as Crown Counsel, knows the video evidence was tampered with and Crown Counsel is continuing its prosecution against Greene on the basis of video evidence they know has been tampered with.  Of course, they also intend to reply on the evidence of the police officer who, on the basis of sworn statements by three unrelated citizens, appears to be a danger to the public.

What is even more disgraceful is that some of the judges of the local New Brunswick Provincial Court have assisted local Crown Counsel and the City of Fredericton Police to resisted Greene's applications to get a full copy of the original video surveillance tapes thereby calling into question the independence and intergfity of New Brunswick Provincial Court judiciary.

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