RCMP inquiry called in hit-man case

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RCMP (QMI Agency/handout)

Kris Sims, Atlantic Bureau

, Last Updated: 2:04 PM ET

HALIFAX -- The Commission for Public Complaints is investigating the Nova Scotia RCMP in connection with a hitman-for-hire case.

The conduct of the RCMP was called into question after Nicole Ryan Doucet was granted a stay of proceedings by the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this month.

Two lower courts acquitted the ex-wife of Canadian Forces member Michael Ryan of trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband.

RCMP had planted a sting and recorded Doucet offering the would-be assassin cash. She later claimed she was acting under duress because she had endured years of abuse at the hands of Ryan.

 


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