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.
Source:: Vancouver Sun – Politics