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The federal government is planning to order the RCMP to end the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and neck restraints, says Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino.
In an interview with CBC News reported on May 26, Mendicino said his office will direct RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki in the coming days to ban the force from using those techniques in the course of their work.
The interview coinciding with the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death. He died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, 2020, and his death sparked widespread riots and protests, as well as calls to “defund the police.”
Mendicino said he hopes his directive to the RCMP will serve as a blueprint for other police services across Canada to follow….