Lawyer targets military investigators at soldier's suicide inquiry

Cpl. Stuart Langridge. (HO)

Cpl. Stuart Langridge. (HO)

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 4:19 PM ET

OTTAWA — It was the Canadian Forces investigating itself that led to bungled inquiries into the suicide of a young soldier at CFB Edmonton in 2008, an independent military commission probing those inquiries was told Wednesday.

Lawyer Michel Drapeau represents Sheila and Shaun Fynes, the parents of Cpl. Stuart Langridge, 28, who hanged himself on the base after five previous suicide attempts.

Drapeau argued in front of the military police complaints commission looking into the Forces' handling of his death that future investigations should be removed from its National Investigation Service (NIS) and placed in the hands of civilian authorities.


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