Edited sections of Ray
Ambler's Alberta RCMP investigation stated that Gary Tidsbury should have
been removed from the investigation and that it was
the Senior RCMP members involved who were responsible for the downfall of this
case, with some even guilty of non RCMP behavior.
see- RCMP Review
this finding, Tidsbury’s
then boss Superintendent Forbes, who should have removed him, and Deputy
Commissioner Busson who condoned them, were each promoted to the very top of the B.C. RCMP. Commissioner Zaccardelli went on to
both the order of merit in 2004 for "their exceptional level of
see- RCMP awards
They have demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment and contribution to
policing and to their communities.
This effectively ended any hopes for an RCMP initiated investigation. Sgt. Tidsbury
retired, taking the heat for bungling this case
while his superiors continue to shield him and Murrin from any proper investigation. Additional
accusations of obstruction are being leveled against the heads of the RCMP by their
own members, MP's, and the Complaints Commission.
see- RCMP coverup?
Former B.C. Premier, Ujall Dosanjh, British Columbia's Attorney General at
the time of Shannon Murrin's trial, has a great deal of political clout even by-passing a liberal candidacy
nomination vote to be directly appointed by the Prime Minister. According to
Canadian law he should have, or ought to have known that an RCMP agent was on trial.
Bev Busson, a former Kelowna RCMP member, was appointed to head the new Organized Crime Division in 1999 by
Ujjal Dosanjh. She then became an RCMP Deputy Commissioner. She is justifying
the actions of the members involved.
Carl Busson, promoted by Bev Busson (
his ex wife?) and is now the superintendent
in charge of the entire B.C. Drug agency. Drug informants are implicated in
threatening the lives of witnesses to Mindy's abduction.
see- home invasion
Gary Tidsbury, son of a former high ranking Alberta RCMP member, and chief
facilitator of the actions which resulted in his agent Murrin's acquittal.
Tidsbury is now employed in a well paid security position with a major
Sergeant Darryl Graves, allowed Tidsbury to continue on as the lead investigator
and allowed him to take Shannon's DNA to England. Immediately following Murrin's
acquittal, Graves had a secret meeting with Shannon Murrin at the Toronto
airport. It was only after meeting with Graves that Murrin became vocal about
his intentions to sue the RCMP. This justified the continuing silence of the
Corporal Webb, Gary Tidsbury's
personal assistant, was promoted to Sergeant and works
out of the RCMP's North Vancouver office.
The members of the Crown responsible for prosecuting Shannon Murrin
were hand picked by the A.G."s office.
Josiah Wood, the special prosecutor appointed by Ujall Dosanjh, was personally aware of testimony identifying a distinguishing feature
common to Mindy's killer and to Shannon Murrin. He refused to allow the
testimony to be heard by the jury. Josiah Wood, a former judge, stepped down from the bench
to become a "special prosecutor ". Members of the crown
did not bring forward other available unbiased witness testimony which would have
aided in identifying Mindy Tran's killer. Instead testimony was allowed from
Doug Martin, an RCMP informant who had already perjured himself in the
Sophonow case, a fact that was well known to the crown. It was questioned by the 5th
estate as to why this testimony was even allowed.
Paige Johnston, daughter of a former RCMP member, and one of the Crown Prosecutors from the Tran
case, has now been appointed to Q.C. in Kelowna.
Gary Forbes, the former Kelowna RCMP Superintendent from the time of the Tran investigation
was promoted to become the Superintendent of Surrey. He had the discretion to
institute a code of conduct review of the members involved in the Tran
investigation. He refused to do so. Information
implicating Shannon Murrin in the prior disappearance of another girl was given to the Surrey
RCMP with no response!
Kelowna Superintendant Sam McLeod, reportedly received the new
information from Surrey to investigate. Nothing was done.
Harrison, the new Kelowna Supervisor who had been vocal, justifying the Tran
investigation as "well done" has been promoted again and replaces Sam McLeod
as the OIC of Central B.C.'s E Division under Bev Busson's command. Harrison has
admitted to having to lie as part of his duties.
Kelowna M.P. Warner Schmitt, During the run-up to the 2004 federal
election, former members of the Kelowna RCMP were found to be running this
election campaign. They were asked to support whistle blower legislation and a
reinvestigation of Mindy Tran's murder. Their reply was the standard RCMP
response, that the case was
lost due to a few accidental mistakes. It is unknown whether any of the new evidence
had even been made known to