Police complaints commissioner Clayton Pecknold.

The inquiry into money laundering has begun to grapple with the real impediments to a successful war on dirty money — a dysfunctional policing and political system.

Senior police officers and public safety bureaucrats are finally testifying and are blaming the challenges of cooperative federalism and gaps in the province’s patchwork-quilt of policing for a lack of prosecutions.

The disconnect between Victoria and Ottawa, the lack of expertise, the exorbitant cost, the years-long commitment of officers, the detail and time needed to obtain warrants, legal disclosure obligations, court-imposed timely prosecution and trial deadlines … all handcuff law-enforcement, in their opinion.

It is an old lament.

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Source:: Vancouver Sun – Politics


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