A video allegedly showed an RCMP officer sexually harassing an Indigenous teen. Then it went missing. Inside allegations of misconduct and cover-up in Canada’s national police force.
With files from CTV’s Kelly Russell.
It was a busy Wednesday morning in August 2018.
RCMP officer Ryan Murray was off-duty. He and his co-worker, Constable Nicole Munro, were in the middle of a shift in Surrey, B.C.
Murray had been assigned to a drug squad, and Munro was an Indigenous liaison officer, patrolling with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They were part of a rotating police team assigned to a highway interdiction unit.
At 1:00 a.m., Munro says she got a call that a teenage girl had been missing from her family in the area for almost a week.
But Munro says she had no idea what had happened to her. The officers told her the girl had run away and no one knew where she was.
“We were pretty certain, even with her condition, that she was not injured,” Munro tells CTV News. “Because she was so very sick. She could have died in the last 24 to 36 hours.”
Munro says the circumstances of the missing-persons case were horrific.
“She had been at the bottom of the stairs, so she’d been climbing up trying to get to the top of the stairs,” says Munro. “I just remember feeling so sorry for her.”
That’s when Murray became involved.
According to Munro, the RCMP officer told her to get in her car and drive to the police station. He told her to open the trunk of her vehicle, she says, and then led her down a hallway to a small office where he showed her a small video camera, then removed the device just as Munro says she was about to leave.
Murray then told her to get into a police car