A not-so-model Mountie

Sgt. Russell Hannibal is no RCMP poster boy

Last year, Sgt. Russell Hannibal was acquitted of using excessive force after firing his Taser twice in two days. Although the charges didn’t stick, it was hardly the first time his on-the-job actions came under scrutiny. It turns out the B.C.-based RCMP officer has been disciplined on four previous occasions for misconduct ranging from lying to a superior about an expense claim to trying to date a 16-year-old girl whose phone number he obtained while on duty. On another occasion, Hannibal was reprimanded for telling a fellow officer: “Your ass is mine.” The sergeant is now stationed behind a desk in Vancouver. When contacted by a reporter, he refused to answer any questions.
The Vancouver Sun

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