_News Talk 770
The RCMP is working with the Crown on an attempt to appeal the decision to grant bail to a man charged with attempting to murder two Mounties near Killam earlier this year.
The decision by a judge in Wetaskiwin to release Sawyer Robison on tight bail conditions shocked both Alberta Justice and senior RCMP officers at K-Division headquarters. Now, we can reveal, an internal memo leaves little doubt an attempt will be made to overturn the bail decision. In the words of the writer at the highest level of the RCMP in Alberta: "Serious Crime Branch Management has engaged with the Crown who are currently pursuing an appeal."
The memo states the RCMP is making every effort to ensure that...Robison...complies with all of the court imposed conditions. The writer says "Although we have significant concerns with respect to the release of Robison, we are obligated to respect the presiding Judge's decision."
The memo concludes: "I would like to take this opportunity to remind all of you of the upmost importance to remain vigilant in your operational duties and to take every measure to ensure the safety of the public we serve, your fellow officers and most importantly, yourselves."