Hello All… There was a topic earlier in regards to a random traffic stop done by a police officer.
I reliaze that when people are stopped by a police officer it may seem like an eternity, and I’m sorry if the person involved in this incident felt it was an eternity. The actual time, from the time the police officer(me) pulled up behind the vehicle and the vehicle drove away was 5 minutes. At 0935 hours our dispatch was advised of the traffic stop and at 0940 dispatch was advised the traffic stop was complete and about 30 seconds prior to that the vehicle had driven away. This information would likely be available through the freedom of information act or you can ask the driver to post the actual recording he has of the incident. There is nothing to hide and that is the reason I am posting on here about this. Misinformation is the root to most of societies problems.
Prior to this traffic stop the police officer had never met the driver. The driver posted a link to a alleged grow-op warrant that was falsely execute, I don’t know all the intimate details of this event and will not comment on what happened. What I do want to point out though is that this incident happened in 2008, You would be hard pressed to find many (there are a few) officers who are still in Prince Rupert that were posted here at that time and news like that doesn’t get passed on when the new officer arrives in Rupert. I hope this puts everyone at ease that people aren’t getting pulled over for great lengths of time without reason.
Thanks to all the people who support the police and help them do their jobs.