John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are shown in a still image taken from RCMP undercover video.
|The RCMP spent just over $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia.|
Documents obtained by The Canadian Press through a freedom-of-information request show the Mounties paid at least 200 people, mostly police officers, $911,090.54 for overtime work during the investigation, which was code named Project Souvenir. The Vancouver Police Department was given $92,397, though it's unclear how that money was divided. The overall cost of the operation was not provided.
|Recovering addicts and recent converts to Islam living in a Metro Vancouver basement suite, the common-law couple were entrapped by the RCMP, who preyed upon their vulnerabilities, which included daily doses of methadone, their lawyers say. The trial became a shredding machine for the country’s open-court principles due to a CSIS agent provocateur who may have been at work in the months before the RCMP launched Operation Souvenir against the couple.|
In 2012, Surrey RCMP dealt with Nuttall as a nuisance with mental health issues. By 2013, he had somehow become a serious and imminent threat to national security requiring very expensive CSIS and RCMP operations.
|Five years after Vancouver’s riot, prosecutors tallied the damages caused to people, places and things at $3.5 million and prosecution costs in excess of $5 million. A report itemizes the rioters, responders, damages, evidence and the number of rioters who ended up in jail. 912 charges were laid against 300 rioters. |
The multi-police force Integrated Riot Investigation Team identified 297 separate “riot events,” including 52 assaults, 26 arsons, 193 acts of mischief that damaged property and 26 break-and-enters.